Anais Nin ~ The Role Of A Writer
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
Anais Nin

On the photo Anais Nin with Henry Miller
Brassai ~ Folies Bergere
Brassai (Ghula Halasz,1899-1984)-.Juan-les-pins, Folies Bergère, 1932
Jules Brassai ~ The Otherness Of The Night
"The Night suggests, it does not show. The Night disquiets and surprises us with its otherness. It releases forces within us which by day are dominated by reason."
Jules Brassai
Rodin ~ Time
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin
Simone De Beauvoir ~ One’s Past
“It's very hard to review one's past without cheating a little.”
Simone de Beauvoir
Vive La France
Eugene Delacroix
Ernest Hemingway ~ Immortality
From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality.
Ernest Hemingway
Edgar Degas ~ My Artificial Heart
"And even this heart of mine has something artificial. The dancers have sewn it into a bag of pink satin, pink satin slightly faded, like their dancing shoes.”
― Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
The Entrance of the Masked Dancers, c. 1884.
Auguste Rodin ~ The Importance Of Being A Man
The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist!”
― Auguste Rodin

Eternal Spring, 1900
Auguste Rodin
James Tissot ~ Imagination
Summer, 1878, James Tissot.
“It is imagination that inflames the passions by painting in a fascinating or terrible fashion an object which impresses us.”
James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)

Study for (also known as Woman in an Interior)
James Tissot - circa 1883-1885

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)
"Holiday" c1876