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The Story Continues...

Reinventing the Love and Appreciation of History ~ Stay Tuned for All Things Medieval - Renaissance -Baroque & Rococo! Decadence in Art, Music and Prose Shall Abound!
"Dear authors! suit your topics to your strength, 
And ponder well your subject, and its length; 
Nor lift your lad, before you're quite aware 
What weight your shoulders will, or will not, bear." 
~~~ Hints from Horace (Lord Byron) 

"Art is not a pastime but a priesthood." 
~~~ Jean Cocteau 

"The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from the artist is to make him ruin his work."
~~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


"With hue like that when some great painter dips 
His pencil in the gloom of earthquake and eclipse." 
~~~ The Revolt of Islam (Percy Shelley) 

"Art, as far as it is able, follow nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild." 
~~~ Inferno (Dante) 

"Oh! nature's noblest gift--my gray-goose quill! 
Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, 
Torn from thy parent-bird to form a pen, 
That might instrument of little men!" 
~~~ English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (Lord Byron) 

"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters." 
~~~ Paul Gauguin 

"Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence." 
~~~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 

"The awful shadow of some unseen Power 
Floats, tho' unseen, amongst us." 
~~~ Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (Percy Shelley) 

"Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie." 
~~~ Arcades (John Milton) 

"Write in recollection and amazement for yourself." 
~~~ Jack Kerouac