You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
— George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah (via observando)
Between what is said and what is true, there are a thousand shades of blue.
People must have a hand in saving themselves; they cannot and will not be saved from the outside.
— Gordon W. Allport (via sandandglue)
Being alone has a power over me that never fails. My interior dissolves (for the time being only superficially) and is ready to release what lies deeper. When I am willfully alone, a slight ordering of my interior begins to take place and I need nothing more.
— Franz Kafka, Diaries (via acontentmentwithobscurity)
Bubbles of pure creative ideas pouring out of me, I give, give, give, yet other people do not share this faculty of understanding.
— Leonora Carrington (via lunadecocco)
I savored the pleasure of freedom in painting the more anti-conformist images.
— René Magritte,“La Ligne de vie (Lifeline),” 1938 (via moma)
We, too, should open ourselves as the chrysalis opens, to emerge completely new - our hair prickling like rays of light, unimaginably other.
— Leonora Carrington (via siamesesaturnine)