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Boris Pasternak (b. February 10): “I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled…”

10 Feb

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“I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”

~ Boris Pasternak, b. 10 February 1890

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Georgia O’Keeffe (b. November 15): “I’ve been terrified every moment of my life…”

15 Nov

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“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

~ Georgia O’Keeffe, b. 15 November 1887

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Arthur Rimbaud (b. October 20): “Life is the farce we’re all forced to endure.”

20 Oct
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Arthur Rimbaud (born 20 October 1854, died 10 November 1891) was a French poet who produced his works while still in his late teens. Victor Hugo described him as ‘an infant Shakespeare’. He gave up creative writing before the age of 20. He was a restless soul who travelled on three continents before his death from cancer just after his 37th birthday.

Four quotes:

  1. Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
  2. Life is the farce we are all forced to endure.
  3. I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
  4. A thousand Dreams within me softly burn.

Great Garbo (b. September 18): “Life would be so wonderful if only…”

18 Sep

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“Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.”

~ Greta Garbo, b. 18 Sept 1905

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Christopher Isherwood (b. August 26): “Life’s not so bad if you have a good physique…”

26 Aug

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“Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.” 

~ Christopher Isherwood, b. 26 August 1904

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Bret Easton Ellis (b. 7 March 1964): “All of my books come from pain.”

7 Mar

Bret Easton Ellis, born 7 March 1964, is an American novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His novels include Less Than ZeroThe Rules of Attraction, and American Psycho. His works have been translated into 27 languages.

Quotes on writing:

  1. The better you look, the more you see.
  2. No one is drawn to writing about being happy or feelings of joy.
  3. Life is like a typographical error: we’re constantly writing and rewriting things over each other.
  4. Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.
  5. You do not write a novel for praise, or thinking of your audience. You write for yourself; you work out between you and your pen the things that intrigue you.

Boris Pasternak (b. February 10): “I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled…”

10 Feb

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“I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”

~ Boris Pasternak, b. 10 February 1890

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