Man Ray on Works of Art

“Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.”–Man Ray

Goodbye, Katherine Mansfield!

Katherine Mansfield died on 9 January 1923.

Katherine Mansfield.

“When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.”–Katherine Mansfield

Here Are Three Joan Didion Quotes in Honor of Her Birthday

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”–The White Album

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

“I am a writer. Imagining what someone would say or do comes to me as naturally as breathing.”–The Year of Magical Thinking

Eleanor Roosevelt on Life

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can think bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”–Eleanor Roosevelt (The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt)

Shared for the last nine words of the quote.

Eleanor Roosevelt (20 July 1933).