terça-feira, 26 de novembro de 2013


«A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted.»
Hope Mirrlees (via Good Reads)
Jessica Hayllar, Far Away Thoughts (1885, via Still Life Quick Heart)
«In actuality, it was like the homes of all people who are not really rich but who want to look rich, and therefore end up looking like one another: it had damasks, ebony, plants, carpets, and bronzes, everything dark and gleaming—all the effects a certain class of people produce so as to look like people of a certain class. And his place looked so much like the others that it would never have been noticed, though it all seemed quite exceptional to him.» 
Leo Tolstoy (via Good Reads)
Eugenio Cecconi, Donna in lettura (via Occhio Fantastico no Facebook)
«(...) One's chairs and tables get to be almost part of one's life and to seem like quiet friends. What strange tales the wooden-headed old fellows could tell did they but choose to speak! At what unsuspected comedies and tragedies have they not assisted! What bitter tears have been sobbed into that old sofa cushion! What passionate whisperings the settee must have overheard!
New furniture has no charms for me compared with old. (...) New furniture can make a palace, but it takes old furniture to make a home. Not merely old in itself - lodging-house furniture generally is that - but it must be old to us, old in associations and recollections. (...)».
Jerome K. Jerome (via The Literature Page).
Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh's Chair (1888, National Gallery, Londres - via Wikipedia)
«La chaise est toujours assise
Achille Chavée (via Le Figaro).

2 comentários:

ana disse...

Tão interessante, Margarida.
Obrigada pela partilha. Adorei.
Beijinho. :))

Margarida Elias disse...

Obrigada eu, Ana! Bjns!!