D.h. Lawrence ~ Roses

Nature responds so beautifully.
Roses are only once-wild roses, that were given an extra chance,
So they bloomed out and filled themselves with coloured fulness
Out of sheer desire to be splendid, and more splendid.

D.H. Lawrence

"My Sweet Rose" (1903)

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Umberto Eco ~ We Live For Books
"We Live for Books"
Umberto Eco
(5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016)
C.s. Lewis ~ Friendship
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
C.S. Lewis
Galileo ~ On Truths
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. (Wikipedia)
(February 15, 1564 - January 8, 1642)
Saul Bellow ~ On Advice
"When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice."
Saul Bellow
Javier Marias ~ Illusions
“Illusions are important. What you remember can be as important as what really happens.”
Javier Marias
Brassai ~ Folies Bergere
Brassai (Ghula Halasz,1899-1984)-.Juan-les-pins, Folies Bergère, 1932
Jules Brassai ~ The Otherness Of The Night
"The Night suggests, it does not show. The Night disquiets and surprises us with its otherness. It releases forces within us which by day are dominated by reason."
Jules Brassai
Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf
Happy birthday, Virginia Woolf.
Virginia was born on this day (25th of January) in 1882 in Kensington,London, Uk.
Milan Kundera ~ My Ambition
"My lifetime ambition has been to unite the seriousness of question with the lightness of form.”
—Milan Kundera