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A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

9 August 2012
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Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people’s lives, never your own.

~ Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot 



Painting:  Girl Reading at the Window, Gwen John. 1911, Museum of Modern Art, NYC.  ᔥ wiki

Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people’s lives, never your own.

~ Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot

Painting: Girl Reading at the Window, Gwen John. 1911, Museum of Modern Art, NYC. wiki

#books #reading #julian barnes #gwen john #post-impressionism

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