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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

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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)

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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

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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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