Saul Bellow ~ Writing At Night
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
Saul Bellow
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 Meaning Of Music
“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
― Ludwig van Beethoven


Max Klinger (1857-1920)
Beethoven Memorial
Marble and bronze
My Library Is An Archive Of Longings
“My library is an archive of longings.”
― Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

Writer Susan Sontag shown Jan. 11, 1964. (AP Photo)
Paul Verlaine – What Is A Poem?
“A poem is really a kind of machine for producing the poetic state by means of words.”
― Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine II
Anders Zorn - 1895
Georgia O'keeffe – A World In Art
“To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O’keeffe – A World In Art
“To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
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
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.
Leonardo Da Vinci ~ Time
I have wasted my hours.
Leonardo da Vinci

The Hours
Arthur Hacker - 1906