A Series Of Images And Quotes


A woman as the Magdalen writing at a table in an interior, by Unknown

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Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

George Orwell (1946)

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Adversity is not without it’s Comfort and Hopes, by Edith Mahier

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I had an interesting day’s reading yesterday, with the sudden sensaton of being in close contact with what I was reading. […] But as for reading how curious it is: all these books, their lore of the ages, waiting to be embraced but usually slipping out of one’s nerveless hands on to the floor. When one reads properly it is as if a third person is present.

E.M. Forster (1957)

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The Roman Architect, by Lawrence Alma-Tameda

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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell (1933)

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That’s it from here, America. G’night.

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