Model In A Purple Hat ~ Edouard Vuillard
Model in a Purple Hat
Edouard Vuillard - 1912
Edouard Vuillard ~ The Nabis
Three Women on a Sofa at Clos Cézanne, Vaucresseon
Edouard Vuillard - circa 1921
Herman Hesse ~ The Written Word
"Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”
― Hermann Hesse
Franz Kafka ~ The Importance Of A Book
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
― Franz Kafka
Mark Twain ~ Prepared To Die…
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
― Mark Twain
Hipogeu Camps-Nonell ,1908
Arthur Schopenhauer ~ Pain Caused By Death
“The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer
Jacques-Augustin Pajou (Jacques Augustin Pajou) (1730-1809)
Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants [detail #2]
Louvre (France)
Grigory Gluckmann ~ The Dressing Room
A painting I love!
Grigory Gluckmann, (Russia, 1898-1973)
The Dressing Room
Anais Nin ~ On Relationships
“You know I have friends who used to laugh at me when I said we have to create a relationship. They thought relationship is a miracle, it just happens, it comes, we find it, and there it is. But it’s not true. I never found that to be true. One friend was amazed at things that happened in a relationship over the years. And I said: “Yes, we created that. This friendship was created with talking, with struggle, with crises.” So wait until you feel right within yourself, and then you’ll feel right towards others.”
— Anais Nin
Anna Akhmatova ~ Waking Dreams
Forgive me, that I manage badly,
Manage badly but live gloriously,
That I leave traces of myself in my songs,
That I appeared to you in waking dreams.”
― Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems

Anna Akhmatova. Slepnevo.1914
George Orwell ~ On Wisdom
“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”
― George Orwell