Saturday, November 30, 2013

“You don't love someone

for their looks,
or their clothes,
or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song
only you can hear.”
― Oscar Wilde

(Alexander Khokhlov & make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"The feeling of pity in others

is very difficult for a man to bear,
and it is hardest of all
when the pity is deserved.
Hatred is a tonic
it quickens life
and stimulates revenge;
but pity is death to us
it makes our weakness weaker still.
It is as if distress
simpered ingratiatingly at us;
contempt lurks in the tenderness,
or tenderness in an affront."
(Honoré de Balzac - The Wild Ass's Skin)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

O Muses, O high genius, now assist me!

O memory, that didst write down what I saw,
Here thy nobility shall be manifest!
(Dante - Inferno: Canto II)

(art by Matteo Arfanotti)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

"History is indeed

little more than
the register
of the crimes,
and misfortunes
of mankind."
(Edward Gibbon)

(art by  Johann Valentin Andree)