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A PORTRAIT A DAY KEEPS MYSELF SANE

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A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.
Saadi

When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.

John Galsworthy

Who has not in his great grief felt a longing to look upon the outward features of the universal Mother; to lie on the mountains and watch the clouds drive across the sky and hear the rollers break in thunder on the shore, to let his poor struggling life mingle for a while in her life; to feel the slow beat of her eternal heart, and to forget his woes …

H Rider Haggard

In these months of anxiety in which we are living, when blood is already being shed in two extreme parts of the globe, when practically everywhere in an atmosphere polluted by misery and fanaticism passions are seething around pointed guns, when too many signs are again heralding the return of that languid defeatism, that general consent which alone makes wars possible: at this exceptionally grave moment through which humanity is passing, I wish, without vanity, but with a gnawing disquietude in my heart, that my books about Summer 1914 may be read and discussed, and that they may remind all – the old who have forgotten as well as the young who either do not know or do not care – of the sad lesson of the past.

Roger Martin du Gard

Love doesn’t grow on trees like apples in Eden - it’s something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.
Joyce Cary

I don’t think I want to win anything I think I want to die unadorned.
Frank O’Hara

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.

G K Chesterton

Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won’t drown.

—Arthur Ransome

David A Johnson // Self Portrait