“Those who have never seen a leopard or lion under favourable conditions in his natural surroundings can have no conception of the grace of movement, and beauty of colouring, of this the most graceful and the most beautiful of all animals in our jungles.”
― Jim Corbett, Man-Eaters of Kumaon
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
― Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons
"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." ―Roger Miller
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
― John Keats
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
- Lucian Freud
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
- Pablo Picasso