Auguste Rodin ~ Nature Versus Art
What is commonly called ugliness in nature can in art become full of beauty.
Auguste Rodin
Claude Monet ~ Love For Art
“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” 
Claude Monet

Water Lilies, c. 1915, Neue Pinakothek, Munich
Amedeo Modigliani ~ Save Your Dream
It is your duty in life to save your dream.”
― Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)



Amedeo Modigliani, Christina, 1916

 
Camille Claudel ~ Living In A Nightmare
I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is my nightmare.”
Camille Claudel
Anais Nin ~ Why Do We Write?
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin
The Need Of A Woman
“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
― Anaïs Nin
Portrait of Anne
André Lhote - 1930
The Butterfly Of Brassai And Keats…
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
― John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Jules Brassai
Papillon à la bougie, 1933
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
Jean Cocteau ~ A Surreal Thought
“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
― Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
1955 in his apartment
Colette ~ On Memories
“It is the image in the mind that links us to our lost treasures; but it is the loss that shapes the image, gathers the flowers, weaves the garland.”
― Colette, My Mother's House & Sido