Margaret Atwood ~ Meaningless Words
Now we're on my home ground, foreign territory. My throat constricts, as it learned to do when I discovered people could say words that would go into my ears meaning nothing.
Margaret Atwood
Born 1939, Canada
Mucha ~ Christmas In America
Anne Michaels ~ On Grief
"Grief requires time. If a chip of stone radiates its self, its breath, so long, how stubborn might be the soul"
Anne Michaels
Fugitive Pieces
James Joyce ~ The Artist
"The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails."
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Edward Hopper ~ A Reason For Painting
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Western Motel
Virginia Woolf ~ We Love Each Other
He was silent for a moment. Silence seemed to have fallen upon the world. "That is what I have felt since I knew you" he replied. "We are happy together". He did not seem to be speaking, or she to be hearing. "Very happy", she answered. They continued to walk for some time in silence. Their steps unconsciously quickened. "We love each other", he said. "We love each other", she repeated. The silence was then broken by their voices which joined in tones of strange unfamiliar sound which formed no words. Faster and faster they walked; simultaneously they stopped, clasped each other in their arms, then releasing themselves, dropped to the earth.  "We love each other" he repeated, searching into her face. Their faces were both very pale and quiet, and they said nothing.
The Voyage Out (1915), Virginia Woolf
Hermann Hesse ~ Reality
There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.”
Hermann Hesse
George Brassai ~ The Need Of Passion
In the absence of a subject with which you are passionately involved, and without the excitement that drives you to grasp it and exhaust it, you may take some beautiful pictures, but not a photographic oeuvre.

passers-by in the rain , 1935
Lewis Mumford ~ On Mystery
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, philosopher of technology, and influential literary critic.
Francisco Goya ~ You Will Not Escape / No Te Escaparas
She who wants to be caught never escapes ~ Nunca se escapa la qe. se quiere dejar coger.Goya - Los Caprichos