Quotations.

Quotations: ALEXEI VON JAWLENSKY (1864-1941), Russian-German Expressionist Artist. (3 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Photograph of Alexei von Jawlensky (1864-1941), Russian-émigré German Expressionist painter. Alexei von Jawlensky (1864-1941) was a late 19th-early 20th century Russian-émigré artist to Germany. In an art career which began in earnest in the mid1890’s Jawlensky became, over the next decade and a half, one of the most progressive avant-garde modernist artists of…

Quotations: STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ (1842-1898), Symbolist Poet. (6 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Stéphane Mallarmé, 1896, by Nadar. Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898) is an important Symbolist poet of the last half of the 19th century in France. Throughout his writing career, Mallarmé helped formulate and express the rising anti-naturalism in contemporary art. This movement’s inclinations mainly took the form of Symbolism – that is, the fascination with…

Quotations: Wisdom of THE HEART. (15 Quotes).

FEATURE image: 16th century/Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), The Daoist Immortal Lü Dongbin (detail), artist unknown, China. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Public Domain. Can you walk on water? You have done no better than a piece of straw. Can you fly in the air? You have done no better than a bluebottle. Conquer your heart; then you…

Quotations: KIM TSCHANG-YUEL (1929-2021). (1 Quote).

FEATURE image: Kim Tschang-Yuel. Fair Use. I lived with the seriousness of someone who has caught a tiger by the tail. Once you have caught hold of a tiger’s tail, you have to follow it all the way to the end, on pain of being eaten alive. Kim Tschang-Yuel (1929-2021), painter of water drops. From…

Quotations: U.S. PRESIDENTS Watching. (16 Quotes).

FEATURE Image: “White House” by Diego Cambiaso is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. “The advent of the new president changed everything. The Roosevelts transformed the White House as completely as the swift march of public thoughts and events had changed the country. No longer did the Executive Mansion resemble a medieval castle besieged by the forces of progress.…

Quotations: ARCHBISHOP DEREK WORLOCK (1920-1990). (1 Quote).

FEATURE image: Archbishop Derek Worlock, sculpture Liverpool. “Archbishop Derek Worlock, sculpture Liverpool” by mira66 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Derek Worlock (February 4, 1920 – February 6. 1996) was an English priest in the Roman Catholic Church and the Archbishop of Liverpool. Worlock was committed to collaboration with all his fellow Christians. Worlock co-authored the books Better…

Quotations: CHIEF JOSEPH (c.1840-1904), Nez Percé leader. (5 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Portrait of Chief Joseph in native dress with ornaments, 1900, by Lee Moorhouse (1850–1926). Public Domain. Somebody has got our horses. Reaction to violation of surrender treaty terms by U.S. Government. “When the terms of surrender were violated by the government, [Chief] Joseph did not dig up the tomahawk and go on the warpath…

Quotations: POPE ST. JOHN XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), 1881-1963. (10 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Pope St. John 23 (1881-1963). “Pope John XXIII” by jimforest is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. “Giovanni, why don’t you sleep? Is it the Pope or the Holy Spirit who governs the church? It’s the Holy Spirit, no? Well, then, go to sleep, Giovanni!” Wit and Wisdom of Good Pope John, collected by Henri Fesquet. One…

Quotations: HENRY MILLER (1891-1980), U.S. Author. (12 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Henry Miller, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940. Public Domain. This work is from the  Carl Van Vechtan Photographs collection at the  Library of Congress. According to the library, there are noi known copyright restrictions on the use of this work. As the restrictions on this collection expired in 1986, the Library of…

Quotations: The Book of JOSHUA (Books of the Bible). (98 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Marc Chagall, Moses Blesses Joshua, Lithograph on paper, 1966.   Introduction by John P. Walsh. Begins Israel’s story of the conquest of Canaan (1405 BCE) The Book of Joshua is the sixth book in the Hebrew Bible. It is the same for Christians in the Old Testament. It is the first book of…

Quotations: LORD BYRON, GEORGE GORDON (1788-1824), English Romantic Poet. (15 Quotes).

FEATURE Image: George Gordon (Lord Byron) by Richard Westall (1765-1836). National Portrait Gallery, London. Lord Byron (George Gordon), 1788-1824, Letter to poet Thomas Moore, October 28, 1815. Byron’s Letters and Journals, vol. 4 (1973-81; edited by Leslie A. Marchand). Lord Byron (George Gordon), 1788-1824, Byron’s Letters and Journals, vol. 8 (1973-81; edited by Leslie A.…

Quotations: JOHN KEATS (1795-1821, English). Poet. (8 Quotes).

FEATURE image: The poet John Keats, c. 1822, by William Hilton after Joseph Severn (1819), oil on canvas, 30 in. x 25 in., Nation Portrait Gallery, London. Public Domain. John Keats’s first book of poems was published in 1817 when the English poet was 22 years old. From an early age, Keats, studying under the…

Quotations: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (b. 1942, American). (40 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “File:Mayor Michael Bloomberg (cropped).jpg” by Rubenstein is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Michael Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician, and author. He is the CEO and majority owner of Bloomberg L.P, which he co-founded. Bloomberg was the mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. His tenure was marked by…

Quotations: E.M. FORSTER (1879-1970), A Room With A View (1908). (243 Quotes).

FEATURE image: E.M. Forster.  Public Domain. Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. He wrote numerous short stories, essays, biographies and plays, although he is best known for his novels, particularly A Room With A View (1908), Howards End (1910), and A Passage to India (1924), all of which have been made into award-winning…

Quotations: CARD. ST. JOHN HENRY NEWMAN (1801-1890). (39 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Photographic portrait, John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1880. Introduction by John P. Walsh John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was a theologian and poet who was first an Anglican priest and later a Roman Catholic priest and cardinal. In the 1830’s and until his conversion to Catholicism in 1845, Newman was a leading figure in the Oxford Movement. They were a group of Anglicans who…

Quotations: BUDDY MILES (1947-2008), Drummer. (1 Quote).

FEATURE image: Buddy Miles in 1970. “1970 Anonymous for Foto-archief Photogram – Buddy Miles portrait” by blacque_jacques is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Buddy Miles (1947-2008) was an American rock drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was member of Electric Flag (1967) and a member of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys (1969–1970). He was founder and leader of the Buddy Miles…

WALTER CRONKITE (1916-2009), the “Most Trusted Man in America,” gives advice to the news media on what would be his 100th birthday. (26 Quotes).

FEATURE image: Walter Cronkite in November 1983 by photographer Bernard Gotfryd (1924-2016). Library of Congress. Public Domain. By John P. Walsh, November 4, 2016. INTRODUCTION The date of November 4, 2016 is American newsman Walter Cronkite’s 100th birthday. The CBS News anchor died in 2009 at 92 years old. Employed with CBS News since 1950, Cronkite…

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). (13 Quotes).

FEATURE image: “Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.” by U.S. Embassy New Delhi is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0. I came to see that so many people who supported, morally and even financially, what we were doing in Birmingham and Selma were really outraged against the extremist behavior of Bull Connor and Jim Clark toward Negroes rather than…