Sunday, May 31, 2009

The loveliest faces

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight,
when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
-Persian proverb

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A purely magical object.

I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
-Roland Barthes

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Sun

The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.
Arthur Rimbaud

Thursday, May 28, 2009

People who make us happy

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Time has fallen asleep.

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.
-Alexander Smith

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Silent tongues of love.

The eyes those silent tongues of love.
-Miguel de Cervantes

Monday, May 25, 2009

We cannot retrace our steps.

We cannot retrace our steps, going forward may be the same as going backwards.
-Gertrude Stein

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A flower that passes

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
Jean de Boufflers

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A garden

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.
Elizabeth Lawrence

Friday, May 22, 2009

A new step

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The touch of understanding

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
Christopher Fry

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A face

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind?
Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Universe hidden next door

Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.
E. E. Cummings

Monday, May 18, 2009


Solitude: a sweet absence of looks.
Milan Kundera

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The world is a looking glass

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Recreate the world

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
- Marcel Proust

Friday, May 15, 2009

What lies in its own focus.

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Smile.

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
- Andre Maurois

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The poetry of earth.

The poetry of earth is never dead.
- John Keats

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The power to recall memories

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little.
- Rachel Carson

Monday, May 11, 2009

You are not lost.

Stand still. The trees ahead and bush beside you are not lost.
- Albert Einstein

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Consumerism philosophy

Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop.
Gittel Hudnick

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Horses in landscape

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
Alice Walker

Friday, May 8, 2009

Furniture of the mind

I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Arthur Conan Doyle

Thursday, May 7, 2009


People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fresh eye

I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
Henri Matisse

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it.
William S. Burroughs

Monday, May 4, 2009


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I am not afraid

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, May 2, 2009

There is nothing more profound, more mysterious

There is nothing more profound, more mysterious, more pregnant, more insidious, more dazzling than a window lighted by a single candle.
- Charles Baudelaire

Friday, May 1, 2009

imperfection, the greatness of man

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer