Fyodor Dostoyevsky ~ White Nights
“I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can't help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. I feel I know you so well that I couldn't have known you better if we'd been friends for twenty years. You won't fail me, will you? Only two minutes, and you've made me happy forever. Yes, happy. Who knows, perhaps you've reconciled me with myself, resolved all my doubts.

When I woke up it seemed to me that some snatch of a tune I had known for a long time, I had heard somewhere before but had forgotten, a melody of great sweetness, was coming back to me now. It seemed to me that it had been trying to emerge from my soul all my life, and only now-

If and when you fall in love, may you be happy with her. I don't need to wish her anything, for she'll be happy with you. May your sky always be clear, may your dear smile always be bright and happy, and may you be for ever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn't such a moment sufficient for the whole of one's life?”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights

Photo is from the movie Le notti bianche...
Le Notti Bianche is a 1957 Italian film directed by Italian neorealist Luchino Visconti. The movie takes its title and basic plot from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1848 short story, White Nights.
Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ Dreams
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Émile Constant Puyo
ca. 1887
Andre Breton ~ Existence Is Everywhere
"It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere."
Andre Breton

Photo by Henry Cartier -Bresson.
William Blake ~ On Imagination
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827)
Hecate or the Three Fates
Watercolor and pen and black ink
Rene Magritte ~ The Unknown
"The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown."
René Magritte

Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
The Lovers
Oil on canvas
Vladimir Odoevsky ~ The Soulless
“The soulless have no need of melancholia”
― Vladimir Odoevsky
Edgar Degas, Melancholy, 1874
Carl Jung ~ Becoming Whole Or Complete
"To individuals, becoming whole or complete is the process by which we "give birth" to ourselves as both "truly human" and "partially divine" within the Self."
Carl Jung

Frantisek Kupka, Dream, c. 1909
Anne Bronte ~ The Silent Hour Of Night
“I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë -
Moonlit Landscape, by Edward Steichen, 1907
Jaromir Funke
Jaromir Funke,
Dora Maar, Le Simulateur
Dora Maar
Le Simulateur (The Pretender), 1936