“The great artists are those who impose their personal vision upon humanity.”
- Guy de Maupassant, Pierre et Jean.
“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
- Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.
“Love is such a priceless treasure that you can buy the whole world with it, and redeem not only your own but other people’s sins. Go, and do not be afraid.”
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.
“I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year.”
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights.