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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Books, Literature, Quotes

“The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth…

A Path in the Dark Forest © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

A Path in the Dark Forest © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother’s milk. Darkness will make you strong.”
― George R.R. MartinA Dance With Dragons

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Photography, Quotes

In the country, the darkness of night…

Dark. Time to talk to strangers and ask for sweets. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Dark. Time to talk to strangers and ask for sweets. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.”

– W Somerset Maugham

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