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Thomas Hardy Quotes from English writer, Thomas Hardy, who’s known for Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Far From the Madding Crowd, and The Mayor of Casterbridge, are often rather grim. I like this less dark Hardy quote: “Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”
How true! No matter how well I think I’m prepared for change, I’m always caught off-guard and somehow ill-prepared when it happens. But the only thing that never changes, is that all things change.

(As to where I got this photo and many more I’ll be using this year – I purchased a collection of author postcards many years ago. I used them as bookmarks! It was fascinating to look at the face of the writer as I read his or her work).

 

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Charles Dickens The list is long of wonderful books by English author, Charles Dickens. My four favorites: A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities. Again, the list of great quotes is a long, but I think one that applies to writers and illustrators is: “The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.”

When I’m creating artwork or a piece of writing that comes from my heart, I’m in love with it from the get-go. Often an “assignment” is constructed, and sometimes I love the resulting painting or writing – sometimes I just appreciate it.

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