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GEORGIA O’KEEFFE – A WORLD IN ART

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe

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FRIDA KAHLO ~ ON LAUGHING

“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

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SEPARATION

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” ― Roger de Bussy-Rabutin Separation. Edvard Munch. 1896.

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LEONARDO DA VINCI ~ TIME

I have wasted my hours. Leonardo da Vinci The Hours Arthur Hacker – 1906

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VLADIMIR NABOKOV ~ THE RAIN

“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

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OSCAR WILDE ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF CONVERSATION

“The bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Oscar Wilde

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GLENN GOULD ~ ON BEING AN ARTIST

“If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing” ― Glenn Gould

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

“The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life the stronger the daughter.” ― Anita Diamant, The Red Tent Mother and Daughter Alexei Harlamoff – 1901

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JORGE LUIS BORGES ~ MIRRORS

“Mirrors in metal, and the masked Mirror of mahogany that in its mist Of a red twilight hazes The face that is gazed on as it gazes” ― Jorge Luis Borges The Little Round Mirror Edward Steichen – 1901

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W.H. AUDEN ~ ON BOOKS

“Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.” W.H. Auden, ‘Reading’, 1963.

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