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Alain de Botton
“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”
From: The Little Minister by J. M. Barrie Posted with Image from Instagram @beautifuldestinations:
Winter wonderland in Sweden - photographer: Instagram @mariaanderhell
Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes
Overall, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give to the listener the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe... That's what I would like to do. I think that's one of the greatest things you can do in life, and we all try to do that in some way. The musician's is through his music.
John coltrane 1926-1967
MY OWN STYLE HAS NOT CHANGED IN 40 YEARS, NO MATTER HOW TIRED OR ILL I FEEL. I TRY TO WEAR DARK GREEN, DARK BROWN, DARK NAVY, BUT I PREFER BLACK.
I HATE WASTING TIME GETTING DRESSED. I LIKE TO PUT SOMETHING ON AND JUST THINK: “YES. THAT’S IT.”
WHEN I’M TIRED I LIKE TO DRESS VERY SIMPLY… Sonia Rykiel who lived, in later life, with Parkinson’s Disease, 1930-2016.
“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this:
"I don’t bother you – don’t bother me.”
I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen
when company comes, but I laugh and I eat well, and I grow strong.
Tomorrow I'll Be at the table when company comes, nobody will dare say to me "eat in the kitchen" then.
Besides they'll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed.
Langston Hughes, I, Too, Am America