Quotes

“When you’re writing a book, it’s rather like going on a very long walk, across valleys and mountains and things, and you get the first view of what you see and you write it down. Then you walk a bit further, maybe up onto the top of a hill, and you see something else. Then you write that and you go on like that, day after day, getting different views of the same landscape really. The highest mountain on the walk is obviously the end of the book, because it’s got to be the best view of all, when everything comes together and you can look back and see that everything you’ve done all ties up. But it’s a very, very long, slow process.”

- Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl: “When you’re writing a book…”

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Life, Quotes

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

“On ne reçoit pas la sagesse, il faut la découvrir soi-même après un trajet que personne ne peut faire pour nous, ne peut nous épargner.”

- Marcel Proust

“We don’t receive wisdom…

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Artworks, Photography, Stories

Rainy day on Calle de Alcalá

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Rainy day on Calle de Alcalá. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

There are certain things in life, you know they wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t with a little help from your friends or family. Rainy Day on Calle de Alcalá is one them.  This image wouldn’t exist if Carmen hadn’t invited me to visit her in her native Spain. A couple of emails exchanged and here I was, in the middle of the winter, sitting at a café on Calle de Alcalá, sipping a coffee brew instead of my regular oolong and contemplating the Madrilenian scene under the rain.

To Carmen: thank you for having me in Madrid and for making me feel at home. :)

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