Evening Whispers
"The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.”
― Olivia Howard Dunbar, The Shell of Sense
Bathers in the Evening
Hippolyte Petitjean - 1902
Virginia Woolf ~ A Reward For Bookwurms?
"When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading."
Virginia Woolf
Anne Frank ~ My Ideals
“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Paul Klee ~ The Eye
"One eye sees, the other feels.”
― Paul Klee
Paul Klee is his studio, 1908

Fish Magic, 1925
Manet ~ Colours Of Nature
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
Edouard Manet

The Monet family in their garden at Argenteuil - Edouard Manet
Primo Levi ~ God Does Not Exist
" I must say that the experience of Auschwitz for me was such as to sweep away any remnants of the religious education that I had had...Auschwitz existed, therefore God cannot exist. I find no solution to that dilemma. I seek a solution, but I don't find it. "
Primo Levi
William Faulkner ~ I’m A Failed Poet
“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.”
—William Faulkner
Emil Nolde ~ Wise People
"Clever people master life; the wise iluminate it and create fresh difficulties"
Emil Nolde (1867-1956)

Flower Garden, Emil Nolde
The Human Sound Of The Violin
“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”
― Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Edmund Charles Tarbell, "Girl with Violin (the Violinist)," 1890
Marcel Proust ~ Childhood And Books
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book."
Marcel Proust