Here I put down a few of the quotes that have remained with me from my high school days and continue to inspire me.
“From the age of six I had a mania for drawing the forms of things. By the time I was fifty I had published an infinity of designs; but all I did before the age of seventy is not worth taking into account. At seventy three I learned a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes, and insects. In consequence when I am eighty I shall have still made progress; at ninety I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at a hundred I shall certainly have reached a marvelous stage; and when I am a hundred and ten everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive. I beg those who live as long as I to see if I do not keep my word.” (Hokusai)
|The Great Wave, by Hokus|
|Celestina, by Henri|
In certain books- some way in the first few paragraphs you know that you met a brother.
You pass people on the street, some are for you, some are not.
Here is a sketch by Leonardo Da Vinci. I enter this sketch and I see him at work and in trouble and I meet him there.”
|Boy with a Green Cap, Henri|
|Red Fuji, Hokusai|
Ealier post on Greeny