„When there's a moon the shadows in the house grow larger;
invisible hands draw back the curtains,
a pallid finger writes forgotten words on dust
of the piano…“

Zdroj: The Fourth Dimension

Poslední aktualizace 22. května 2020. Historie
Jannis Ritsos foto
Jannis Ritsos1
řecký básník 1909 - 1990

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„An invisible drawing made in the air. Make a drawing behind your back. Make a stolen painting.“

—  Jasper Johns American artist 1930

Book A (sketchbook), p 40, c 1963-64: as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 53
1960s

Tyagaraja foto

„Wont you draw back the curtain within me,
O Lord Venkataramana of Tirupati, Open up this screen of envy.“

—  Tyagaraja Carnatic musician and composer 1767 - 1847

[Jackson, William Joseph, Tyāgarāja and the Renewal of Tradition: Translations and Reflections, http://books.google.com/books?id=CZBnppBQgOsC&pg=PA69, 1 January 1994, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 978-81-208-1146-1, 169–]

Nikos Kazantzakis foto

„Do not say, "Draw the curtain that I may see the painting." The curtain is the painting.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, kniha The Saviors of God

The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontext: "I do not know whether behind appearances there lives and moves a secret essence superior to me. Nor do I ask; I do not care. I create phenomena in swarms, and paint with a full palette a gigantic and gaudy curtain before the abyss. Do not say, "Draw the curtain that I may see the painting." The curtain is the painting.

Emily Brontë foto
Francois Rabelais foto

„I am going to seek a grand perhaps; draw the curtain, the farce is played.“

—  Francois Rabelais major French Renaissance writer 1494 - 1553

Je m'en vais chercher un grand peut-être; tirez le rideau, la farce est jouée.
Last words, according to the Life of Rabelais (1694) by Peter Anthony Motteux.
Variant translations:
I am going to seek the great perhaps.
I am going to search for the great perhaps.

Mark Twain foto

„Let us draw the curtain of charity over the rest of this scene“

—  Mark Twain, kniha The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Zdroj: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Vachel Lindsay foto

„Whenever I begin to write a poem or draw a picture I am, in imagination, if not in reality, back in my room where I began to draw pen-and-ink pictures and write verses in my seventeenth year.“

—  Vachel Lindsay American poet 1879 - 1931

What It Means to Be a Poet in America (1926)
Kontext: Whenever I begin to write a poem or draw a picture I am, in imagination, if not in reality, back in my room where I began to draw pen-and-ink pictures and write verses in my seventeenth year. Both windows of the room look down on the great Governor’s Yard of Illinois. This yard is a square block, a beautiful park. Our house is on so high a hill I can always look down upon the governor. Among my very earliest memories are those of seeing old Governor Oglesby leaning on his cane, marching about, calling his children about him.

Cesare Pavese foto
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Bill Engvall foto
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Francesco Petrarca foto

„Blessed in sleep and satisfied to languish, to embrace shadows, and to pursue the summer breeze, I swim through a sea that has no floor or shore, I plow the waves and found my house on sand and write on the wind.“

—  Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere

Beato in sogno et di languir contento,
d'abbracciar l'ombre et seguir l'aura estiva,
nuoto per mar che non à fondo o riva,
solco onde, e 'n rena fondo, et scrivo in vento.
Canzone 212, st. 1
Il Canzoniere (c. 1351–1353), To Laura in Life

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“