Saturday, 13 August 2022

Quotes: Louise Penny

"Things are strongest where they're broken. Don't worry." 

–– Louise Penny (b. 1958), Canadian author 

Source: Louise Penny. Bury Your Dead, London, UK: Sphere, 2010, p. 230. 

via: Sketchbook 19, 2012, p. 124

Friday, 12 August 2022

Quotes: Richard Le Gallienne

"We also maintain –– again with perfect truth –– that mystery is more important than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination." 

–– Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947), English author and poet 

via: Sketchbook 19, 2012, p. 114

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Quotes: Francis Bacon

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." 

–– Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher and statesman 

via: Sketchbook 19, 2012, p. 114

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Quotes: Sheryl Crow

"I called [Bob Dylan]. ... I said, "I am totally wigged out and I don't know what I am supposed to be doing, and I've got a lot of pressure to incorporate what's going on." He said, "Go back to your roots. Take out the albums that you loved and play those songs. Get your band together and rehearse those songs, and then you will start writing." And that's what I did." 

–– Sheryl Crow (b. 1962), American musician, singer, songwriter, actress

Source: Rolling Stone, October 31, 2002 

via: Sketchbook 19, 2012, p. 111

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Quotes: Anton Chekhov

"If you want to work on your art, work on your life."
–– Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian writer 
via: Sketchbook 19, 2012, p. 109

Monday, 8 August 2022

Quotes: Twyla Tharp

"Without passion, all the skill in the world won't lift you above craft. Without skill, all the passion in the world will leave you eager but floundering. Combining the two is the essence of the creative life."

–– Twyla Tharp (b. 1941), American dancer, choreographer, and writer 

via: Sketchbook 19, 2012, p. 104

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Quotes: Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

–– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American philosopher and writer 

via Sketchbook 19, 2012, p. 69