Category Archives: Quote

The Birthday of the Infanta

‘But why will he not dance again?’ asked the Infanta, laughing.

‘Because his heart is broken,’ answered the Chamberlain.

And the Infanta frowned, and her dainty rose-leaf lips curled in pretty disdain. ‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts,’ she cried, and she ran out into the garden.”
Oscar Wilde, The Birthday of the Infanta and Other Tales

Painting by Viktor Ivanovych Nizovtsev.

If …

“If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or, “I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . .” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
Ray Bradbury

Art by Jaroslaw Jasnikowski.

Correlate

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.”
H.P. Lovecraft

Art by Bill Mayer.

James Joyce’s Love Letters – Brainpickings.org

“If I am to write anything fine or noble in the future I shall do so only by listening at the doors of your heart.”

Dive into this enthralling read:

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/02/james-joyce-love-letters-nora-barnacle/

www.brainpickings.org is a trailblazing castle of knowledge located in the enchanted forest where ideas dance and glimmer like so many fern flowers.

Donating = Loving

“Green” by D.H. Lawrence

“The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the sun,
The moon was a golden petal between.

She opened her eyes, and green
They shone, clear like flowers undone
For the first time, now for the first time seen.”

From Green by D.H. Lawrence, 1914.

Art by Emilie Mediz-Pelikan.

Weep

“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
Brian Jacques

Photography art – Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s woman