“I was most inspired by pity for the beast’s awful loneliness and self-disgust. His tragedy is to know all about beauty and how to create it in everything around him, but to miss it in himself.”
– Angela Barrett, on illustrating “Beauty and the Beast”
Art by Angela Barrett.
“May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.”
– Franz Kafka
Art by Marc Chagall.
‘In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.”
– Phil Ochs
Art – Martin Johnson Heade – Blue Morpho Butterfly
“At the bottom of every frozen heart there is a drop or two of love ― just enough to feed the birds.”
― Henry Miller
Art by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
“Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you. Sometimes it hurts, but when you are Real you don’t mind being hurt. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become. Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand. Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”
– Margery Williams
Art – Clair de Lune et Lumières, Léon Spilliaert, 1909
Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true.
Art by Vladimir Kush.
I’ve always felt that one of the most devastating states of mind is the absence of hope. And that is a condition that envelops a goodly number of people everywhere. And when you make drama of that condition, it’s almost as if words are not necessary.
– SIDNEY POITIER, 1992
Art by Christian Schloe.