"Others paint a bridge, a house, a boat. I want to paint the air around the bridge, the house, the boat." - Claude Monet
"Beautiful and bright . . . and feathery and evanescent on the surface . . . but beneath the fabric must be clamped together with bolts of iron . . . a thing you could ruffle with your breath; and a thing you could not dislodge with a team of horses." - Lily Briscoe in To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
“I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew.” ― Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun
"And I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties, there isn't any privacy." - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"At night they lie along the earth. They tower, they arch, they droop over the streets like chandeliers of darkness." - Henry David Thoreau
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." - John Muir
"In the city, high on the cult of productivity, where we float past each other, past the buildngs and trees and the little boy in purple pants, past life itself". - Maria Popova
"The stars belong in the deep night sky and the moon belongs there too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by, and I belong here with you." - M.H. Clarke