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Art, Music and Words around The Coffee Table

A quote for my artist friends

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance… and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Henry James


December 4, 2007 - Posted by | Art, life, random


  1. I carry around a small little Henry James book about a writer to remind me of why I am here in the first place when I forget because life gets so chaotic.

    Comment by Michael | December 4, 2007

  2. The links does not work, Mister! Do something please, I am curious…

    Comment by Miki | December 4, 2007

  3. Sorry – try this?

    Comment by psychscribe | December 5, 2007

  4. oops – forgot to add link

    Comment by psychscribe | December 5, 2007

  5. i don’t know why it doesn’t work i’ve been having problems with links all day on wordpress 😦

    Comment by psychscribe | December 5, 2007

  6. This quote from Henry James match (and consolidates) some other quotes from Graham Greene, Bertolucci, and many others… The meaning is the same: art – literature, painting, music. film, etc. give sense to our life… It help us to support and to escape from the madness of the world…

    Comment by iondanu | December 5, 2007

  7. Sorry, I thought this entry was from Michael!
    By the way: we should all add our name or screen name at the end of the entry, so that we know from whom is the entry! I did it at the beginning, I even edited each entry and added the names, but it is too much work for me now, also please everybody (and me first…)!!!

    Comment by Miki | December 5, 2007

  8. I edited your post and corrected the link. I don’t know which were your problems with links somewhere else, but here the reason is that there were 2 mistakes in the link name. It is:
    and not james/
    Although “iterature” is a wonderful word!!!

    Comment by Miki | December 5, 2007

  9. Great quote! An important reminder. At this holiday season I always think of doing more art rather than more shopping. It’s so much more satisfying.

    Comment by Susan Cornelis | December 5, 2007

  10. yes, miki, signing the post would help a lot! I thought of that too…

    And Susan, I’m totally of your opinion: creating something is way more satisfying than almost anything…

    Comment by iondanu | December 5, 2007

  11. I so agree about the process of creating something- it brings such joy to the creator – i am so looking forward to my weekend ahead when i have carved out some time to do my decoupage 🙂

    Comment by psychscribe | December 7, 2007

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