Round the Bend




I have this on my wall :)

Claude Monet’s “Misty Morning on the Seine in Blue.”

Mimi Elashiry
Photo: Luke Schuetrumpf

Valeria Schettino

wyliepoonToronto, 2012

Running through The Louvre, from Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers. 
Today the filmmaker turns 74. And to this day The Louvre forbids running.


Arthur Rackham illustration for Comus

everything-is-true asked - "What's a movie that you like to quote to people? If you can't think of one, is there any line of dialogue from a movie or book or TV show you wish you were famous for saying/writing? I was going to be anon but...well maybe not today."

First, what a great question thank you dearly!

Well, this is hard. I like so very many movies but ones such as Shrek, which I really do adore, are not ones I go about quoting often as a source of inspirational writing. I really love some lines in Gone with the Wind, albeit a common answer to such a question, it is a fantastic film. I feel like the answer to this question is on the tip of my tongue and I just can’t think of what it is.
Books are a little easier, there are some incredible paragraphs and lines which I have absolutely fallen in love with in On the Road by Jack Kerouac (although I haven’t finished reading it), which I wish very dearly that I had written, or had such a talent to do so similarly.
Also in Emma by Jane Austen there are some utterly stunning lines and paragraphs; her way of phrasing things is unlike anything I have seen in its perfection. Even though that book isn’t an easy one to get through and the language is not always forgiving, it is a beautifully written novel and has earned it’s fame from that, not the status of its author.
One I particularly adore is “The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy, and of powerful operation; and if the distress not be poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope”.