“Sadly, I part from you;
Like a clam torn from its shell,
I go, and autumn too.”
“Lonely stillness— a single cicada’s cry sinking into stone”
“A warbler singing— somewhere beyond the willow, before the thicket”
“The past remains hidden in clouds of memory.”
and the birds cry out—tears
in the eyes of fishes”
“Roses," Georgiana repeated, her thoughtful gaze touching his. "It's about time one of the Carroway men
decided to cultivate something other than their poor reputations.”
“There is no ready vocabulary to describe the ways in which artists become artists, no recognition that artists must learn to be who they are (even as they cannot help being who they are.) We have a language that reflects how we learn to paint, but not how we learn to paint our paintings. How do you describe the [reader to place words here] that changes when craft swells to art?
"Artists come together with the clear knowledge that when all is said and done, they will return to their studio and practice art alone. Period. That simple truth may be the deepest bond we share. The message across time from the painted bison and the carved ivory seal speaks not of the differences between the makers of that art and ourselves, but of the similarities. Today these similarities lay hidden beneath urban complexity -- audience, critics, economics, trivia -- in a self-conscious world. Only in those moments when we are truly working on our own work do we recover the fundamental connection we share with all makers of art. The rest may be necessary, but it's not art. Your job is to draw a line from your art to your life that is straight and clear.”
“I hardly think it wise to put the idea of flying into the heads of impressionable teenagers who are already battling the challenges of lunacy.”
“What is divine? Simply that which man has not yet been able to understand. Once understood, it ceases to be divine.”
“Duelo de ingenio con el inspector Ford
El secuestro extravagante
Os quiere, Kermit. P.S. Esto no es una broma. Adjunto una broma para que podáis apreciar la diferencia”
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