I loved the quiet places in Kyoto, the places that held the world within a windless moment. Inside the temples, Nature held her breath. All longing was put to sleep in the stillness, and all was distilled into a clean simplicity.
- Pico Iyer
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
- Lou Dorfsman
Above it All
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.
- HP Lovecraft
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
- Henry Miller
All life is bound to a simple truth...that time goes on, that in each person's life begins a tale, a tale that will either end in memory or in legend.
- MJ Chrisman
On Thin Ice
Patience is waiting for the ice to melt, instead of breaking it.
- Munia Khan
If only dreams could be frozen for future perusal.
Still Life with Ice
What a severe, yet master artist old Winter is ...... no longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.
- John Burroughs
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see....
- Henry David Thoreau
Autumn doesn't always promise that Winter will come, but she works hard until every leaf has reached its destination.
- Terri Guillemets
Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow up again fairer and stronger.
- Hugh MacMillan
Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now we enter the ancient wood; in what wild forms the gnarled and mossy boughs are twisted. What a sensation of sacred repose.
- Henry James Slack
Let's take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees.
- Author Unknown
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.
- Andrew Wyeth
Of winter's lifeless world each tree now seems a perfect part; yet each one holds summer's secret deep down within its heart.
- Charles G Stater
All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
- Leo Tolstoy
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
- George Bernard Shaw
As the raging sea beats an ancient rhythm upon the shore, as fierce winds and tides sculpt waves into fantastical forms, so will the meaning of "tempestuous" be revealed.