Saul Bellow ~ On Advice
"When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice."
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.
Irene Nemirovsky ~ A Feeling Of Solitude
“But she loved studying and books, the way other people love wine for its power to make you forget. What else did she have? She lived in a deserted, silent house. The sound of her own footsteps in the empty rooms, the silence of the cold streets beyond the closed windows, the rain and the snow, the early darkness, the green lamp beside her that burned throughout the long evenings and which she watched for hours on end until its light began to waver before her weary eyes: this was the setting for her life.”
― Irène Némirovsky, The Wine of Solitude
Marc Chagall ~ Art From The Heart
Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso, St. Paul de Vence, 1955 -by Philippe Halsman
'When I work from my heart, almost everything comes right, but when from my head, almost nothing."
Chaim Potok ~ A World Without Patriotism
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.
Saul Bellow ~ A Good Man
"He asked himself a question I still would like answered... 'How should a good man live; what ought he to do?'
Dangling Man~ Saul Bellow
Published in 1944, Dangling Man reflected contemporary intellectual preoccupations with the nature of freedom.
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Isaac Bashevis Singer ~ On Creating
"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression."
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Victor Brauner ~ Painter Of The Surreal
Painter is Victor Brauner (1903-1966) was a Romanian Jewish painter of surrealistic images.
I post this painting simple because I love it and because not so many people know the works of Victor Brauner.
Marc Chagall ~ The Dignity Of An Artist
"The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep."
Bernard Malamud ~ On Writing
Those who write about life, reflect about life. you see in others who you are.