Galileo ~ On Truths
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
Galileo Galilei
Astronomer

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
Rodin ~ Time
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin
Hannah Arendt ~ Culture Versus Entertainment
Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world;
entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.
Hannah Arendt
Louis De Bernieres ~ Falling In Love
When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No... don't blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away... (Iannis to Pelagia)

CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLINE
Louis de Bernières

Painting by Kees van Dongen