Quotes and thoughts

Art is made by loners for loners.
Luis Barragán

A writer —and, I believe, generally all persons— must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
Jorge Luis Borges

Genius is patience.

There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness.

Mad: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Ambrose Bierce

Without a dream you'll not get anywhere.
Kofi Annan

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
T. E. Lawrence

Every thing connected with intellect is permanent.
William Roscoe

If it is not true it is very well invented.
Giordano Bruno

The only antidote to the magic of images is the magic of words.
Camille Paglia

Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
Chimamanda Adichie

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West


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