Books, Literature, Quotes

“Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees…

Spring in Paris © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“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.

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Life, Photography, Quotes

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man…

Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

- Ernest Hemingway

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Love, Photography, Quotes

“… you’ll have to fall in love at least once in your life…

Pont des Arts - Passerelles des Arts, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Pont des Arts – Passerelles des Arts, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“… you’ll have to fall in love at least once in your life, or Paris has failed to rub off on you.”

- E.A. Bucchianeri.

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Photography, Quotes

“I love the night passionately…

Rue Visconti, Paris VI. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Rue Visconti, Paris VI. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“I love the night passionately. I love it as I love my country, or my mistress, with an instinctive, deep, and unshakeable love. I love it with all my senses: I love to see it, I love to breathe it in, I love to open my ears to its silence, I love my whole body to be caressed by its blackness. Skylarks sing in the sunshine, the blue sky, the warm air, in the fresh morning light. The owl flies by night, a dark shadow passing through the darkness; he hoots his sinister, quivering hoot, as though he delights in the intoxicating black immensity of space. ” 

- Guy de Maupassant

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Photography, Stories

The more I travel, the more I have a sense of home.

Up © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

The more I travel, the more I have a sense home. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“The more I travel, the more I have a sense home.”

- I was travelling in Luxembourg, and while I was looking up at the hills of Leesbach, I could feel that my heart was yearning for home.

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Quotes

“I may not have gone where I intended to go…

Capellen © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Capellen © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

— Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul – Dirk Gently, #2.

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Artworks, Life, Literature, Photography, Quotes

“I went to the woods…

I went to the woods © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

I went to the woods © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

- Henri David Thoreau, Walden.

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Artworks, Love, Photography, Quotes
Dance me till the end of time © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Dance me till the end of time © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.”

- Mitch Albom

“Lost love is still love…

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Artworks, Life, Photography, Quotes

“The Invincible Summer…

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The Invincible Summer © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

— Albert Camus, The Stranger.

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Artworks, Literature, Quotes

“I want to go places and see people…

“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace and Other Stories.

By the Lau River, Northern Bahr al Ghazal. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.
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