The Little Match Girl in Art

The Little Match Girl… the saddest Christmas story ever.

25 Nov 17
The Little Match Girl Written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1845 Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening– the last evening of the year. ...

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle

“Don’t be so humble.  You’re not that great.” – Golda Meir

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”   John A. Shedd

famous people really said

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“Leap and the net will appear.”   Zen

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”  – George Eliot

famous people really said

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”   Anais Nin

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”  Dhirubhai Ambani

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”  Tony Robbins

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

famous people really said

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
 Confucius

famous people really said

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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Voltaire Said.

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Movies I Consider Sacred

No certain order, never ending, will continue to grow:

  1.  Cité Des Enfants Perdus  (City of Lost Children)
  2. The Shipping News
  3. Grapes Of Wrath
  4. Donnie Darko
  5. Spencer’s Mountain
  6. Velvet Goldmine
  7. Orlando
  8. Crash (1996, not 2004)
  9. Moulin Rouge
  10. Young Adam
  11. Amalie
  12. To Kill A Mockingbird
  13. Nosferatu
  14. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
  15. The Red Shoes
  16. The Last Picture Show
  17. Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet
  18. Brokeback Mountain

 

Oscar Wilde Said.

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”


“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

 “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”

“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

“The heart was made to be broken.”

“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.”

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

“Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.”