“To tell you the truth, it’s my sixth marriage. And I’m starting to think it’s me.”
– Gregg Allman in “The Lost Brother” by Mark Binelli, Rolling Stone, July 2009
“Little Miss Peecher, from her little official dwelling-house, with its little windows like the eyes in needles, and its little doors like the covers of school books, was very observant indeed of the object of her quiet affections. Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman…”
– Charles Dickens in Our Mutual Friend (1865)
“I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.”
– Red Cloud, Sioux chief, quoted in Native American Wisdom (1994)
A detail from the 1918 portrait of Vita Sackville-West, writer, gardener, force of nature, painted by William Strang (1859-1921), Scottish artist, and entitled “Lady in a Red Hat.” It was Violet Trefusis who suggested Vita pose for Strang, and who sat in Strang’s studio the whole time, never taking her eyes off the subject.