[...foreign books]...Never before had I known the sudden quiver of understanding that travels from word to brain to heart, the way a new language can move, coil, swim into life under the eyes, the almost savage leap of comprehension, the instantaneous, joyful release of meaning, the way the words shed their printed bodies in a flash of heat and light. (Elizabeth Kostova, "The Historian")
'Aber der Künstler muss auch arbeiten wollen.' -
'Arbeiten? Das ist seine Lust! Nur zu viel arbeiten müssen, kann ihn um den Namen Künstler bringen.'
(aus Lessing's 'Emilia Galotti')
'A mountain is only as high as you fear it.' (lottileibnitz)
Favourite Visual Artist
there's too many to list, however, right now I am discovering the beauty of her art: Annie Leibovitz
I'm resolved to think of him no more. There, enough! I shall be myself again, as if I had never set eyes on him. I shall be well again. I shall be perfectly content... - BBC version of "Pride & Prejudice", Jane Austen
Favourite TV Shows
Why stop when you wanna roll? - Kevin Arnold in "The Wonder Years"
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Goo Goo Dolls, Indigo Girls, Ella Fitzgerald, Glen Hansard, Nirvana, Dobet Gnahoré, Ludovico Einaudi, the 80's and many many more
all of which ever existed, still exist or will come out in future
there's one for every genre, however again, too many to list
reading, singing, dancing, travelling