No one should desire to live in irregular circumstances; but if by chance a man falls into them, they test his character and show of how much determination he is capable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Remember to live.
Man can find no better retreat from the world than art, and man can find no stronger link with the world than art.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
It is much easier to recognise error than to find truth; for error lies on the surface and may be overcome; but truth lies in the depths, and to search for it is not given to every one.