Pieter Bruegel

True meaning of life

Pieter Bruegel

"What is art? ... Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that none the less reflects the true meaning of life — love and sacrifice."
― Andrei Tarkovsky [Artwork by Pieter Bruegel]

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Aron Wiesenfeld

A star

Aron Wiesenfeld

"A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it's the most painful thing you'll ever have to do and that you've ever done. But what's yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it'll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won't have to put it back in the sky again."
― C. JoyBell C. [Artwork by Aron Wiesenfeld]

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AdrienPatout

Chemical reaction

AdrienPatout

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
― C.G. Jung [Artwork by AdrienPatout]

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soad2K

Environment

soad2K

"[T]his readiness to assume the guilt for the threats to our environment is deceptively reassuring: We like to be guilty since, if we are guilty, it all depends on us. We pull the strings of the catastrophe, so we can also save ourselves simply by changing our lives. What is really hard for us (at least in the West) to accept is that we are reduced to the role of a passive observer who sits and watches what our fate will be. To avoid this impotence, we engage in frantic, obsessive activities. We recycle old paper, we buy organic food, we install long-lasting light bulbs—whatever—just so we can be sure that we are doing something. We make our individual contribution like the soccer fan who supports his team in front of a TV screen at home, shouting and jumping from his seat, in the belief that this will somehow influence the game's outcome."
― Slavoj Žižek [Artwork by soad2K]

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Taylor James

My life

Taylor James

"My life didn't please me, so I created my life."
― Coco Chanel [Artwork by Taylor James]

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Linus Ricard

Music

Linus Ricard

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
― Friedrich Nietzsche [Artwork by Linus Ricard]

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Simon Procter

Where I need to be

Simon Procter

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
― Douglas Adams [Artwork by Ian Cumberland]

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Simon Procter

Love

Simon Procter

"Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom."
― Jodi Picoult [Artwork by Simon Procter]

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Eduardo Mata Icaza

Don't lie to yourself

Eduardo Mata Icaza

"Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love."
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky [Artwork by Eduardo Mata Icaza]

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Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten

Sex and love

Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten

"The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it."
― Woody Allen [Artwork by Cara Thayer & Louie Van Patten]

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Giulia Bersani

Miracle

Giulia Bersani

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
― Albert Einstein [Artwork by Giulia Bersani]

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JKB Fletcher

Indifference

JKB Fletcher

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."
― Elie Wiesels [Artwork by JKB Fletcher]

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Lissy Elle

Beautiful people

Lissy Elle

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross [Artwork by Lissy Elle]

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David Uzochukwu

You only live once

David Uzochukwu

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
― Mae West [Artwork by David Uzochukwu]

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Gabor Csorgo

Not knowing

Gabor Csorgo

"I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you."
― C. JoyBell C. [Artwork by Gabor Csorgo]

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Maia Flore

Dandelion

Maia Flore

"I was the dandelion amongst roses. I was never anyone’s first choice – But nonetheless I still bloomed. And that was enough for me."
― Kelsey Gustafsson [Artwork by Maia Flore]

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GAO Brothers

Take sides

GAO Brothers

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
― Elie Wiesel [Artwork by GAO Brothers]

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Ruben Ireland

You meet someone

Shinseungback Kimyonghun

"Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something."
― Brandon Oda [Artwork by Shinseungback Kimyonghun]

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Ruben Ireland

The wrong person

Iris Jans

"We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: it's got to be the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.” I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way."
― Andrew Boyd [Artwork by Iris Jans]

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Ruben Ireland

Not guilty

Ruben Ireland

"I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I'm lost in the music. Until I am the music--notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it's okay because when I'm the music, I'm not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty."
― Jennifer Donnelly [Artwork by Ruben Ireland]

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