It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful.
It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain:
of strength and of freedom.
The beauty of disappointment and never satisfied love.
The cruel beauty of nature,
and everlasting beauty of monotomy.

Benjamin Britten



When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion, that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me, than my talent
for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein



The grand essentials to happiness in this life are:
something to do,
something to love
and something to hope for.





If the winds of fortune are temporily against you,
remember that you can harness them
and make them carry you to your definite purpose
through the use of your imagination.

Napoleon Hill



I find the great thing in this world is
not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving:
To reach the port of heaven,
we must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it,
but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes



"There will never be another day
quite like this one.
If it's good, enjoy it.
If it's bad,
be happy that it won't come back."





Our journey through life
is like a walk through a wild meadow.
Brambles are everywhere,
but if you focus on the flowers instead of the thorns,
you'll gather only the joy and beauty of the world
and leave fear and pain behind.



To dream anything that you want to dream
that is the beauty of the human mind.
To do anything that you want to do,
that is the strength of the human will.
To trust yourself, to test your limits,
that is the courage to succeed.

Bernard Edmonds



Like the star that shines afar
without the haste and without rest
let each man wheel with steady sway
round the task that rules the day
and do his best  

Wolfgang van Goethe




Magic is believing in yourself.
If you can do that,
you can make anything happen.



For every beauty,
there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth,
there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love,
there is a heart somewhere to receive it.



Live each day so completely,
that you will never have to look back and say:
"If only I had taken more risks,
in the pursuit of my dreams."





original painting by Dali
"Noa alla finestra"




harriet 2001