“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ” ― Ian McEwan, Atonement Daydreaming at the Water’s Edge Henri Martin – 1899
“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of “parties” with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter – they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship – but the loneliness of the...
“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe
“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” ― Giacomo Puccini At the Opera Gaston La Touche – Date unknown
Animals of the Sea “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” Lord Byron Animals of the Sea Odilon Redon – 1910
“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” ― Frida Kahlo Guillermo Davila: Frida Kahlo, 1929
“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.” ― Salvador Dalí Salvador Dalí et son Buste, 1974