“No place is a place until it has found its poet.”

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No place is a place until it has found its poet.

Wallace Stegner, writer

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“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.”

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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.

Milan Kundera

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“ when I look back at [a] drawing, it carries a couple hours of my life with it. ”

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Diane Olivier, artist and educator remembers sketching a tomato slice on a trip to France:

“When I look at that drawing I remember the temperature, I remember where we were sitting,” she said. “I remember the shadow falling across the picnic table. I remember the people I was talking to. And when I look back at that drawing, it carries a couple hours of my life with it.”

Diane Olivier, artist

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“We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.”

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We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

Bernard Williams, English, philosopher

Painting: E. Manet, Violets, 1872, a gift to Berthe Morisot

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“Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour but this hour”

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“Happiness, not in another
place but this place…
not for another hour
but this hour”

Walt Whitman, “A Song for Occupations,” Leaves of Grass

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“Once in a while the dream comes true / And the whole pattern of life is altered”

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But once in a while the odd thing happens
Once in a while the dream comes true
And the whole pattern of life is altered
Once in a while, the moon turns blue

W. H. Auden, poet

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“ It is a danger to wait around for an idea to occur to you. You have to find the idea. “

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It is a danger to wait around for an idea to occur to you. You have to find the idea.

Gerhard Richter, painter,
“Gerhard Richter: An Artist Beyond Isms”. The New York Times Magazine, January 27, 2002.

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