"His home is a shabby little studio, where one pot of stew must last the whole week. But every morning he wakes up and smiles at his pictures.”* 

"You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the next day when you hit it again." Ernest Hemingway

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Ernest Hemingway

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing—and keeping the unknown always beyond you.” Georgia O'Keefe

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” Brené Brown

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” Picasso 

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris 

“As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. They do not feel any enmity to me as an individual, nor I against them. They are only ‘doing their duty’, as the saying goes. Most of them, I have no doubt, are kind-hearted law-abiding men who would never dream of committing murder in private life. On the other hand, if one of them succeeds in blowing me to pieces with a well-placed bomb, he will never sleep the worse for it. He is serving his country, which has the power to absolve him from evil.” George Orwell 

 

 

 

*The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau