NITCH

Photo of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway // "I’m tired of everybody. Please forgive me."

Photo of Kazuo Ohno

Kazuo Ohno // "What can you teach? Not art, that’s impossible. Contrary to the common view, art can’t be taught. I believe that a piece of work comes out naturally from a human being just like one human being comes out of another... You must have life coming out of you."

Photo of James Baldwin

James Baldwin // "The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it."

Photo of Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams // "I am sitting at my kitchen table waiting for my lover to arrive with lettuce and tomatoes and rum and sherry wine and a big floury loaf of bread in the fading sunlight. Coffee is percolating gently, and my mood is mellow. I have been very happy lately, just wallowing in it selfishly, knowing it will not last very long, which is all the more reason to enjoy it now."

Photo of James Joyce

James Joyce // "Absence, the highest form of presence."

Photo of Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki // "In my grandparents’ time, it was believed that spirits existed everywhere...in trees, rivers, insects, wells, anything... I like the idea that we should all treasure everything because spirits might exist there, and we should treasure everything because there is a kind of life to everything."

Photo of Colette

Colette // "You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."

Photo of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath // "I may never be happy, but tonight I am content. Nothing more than an empty house, the warm hazy weariness from a day spent setting strawberry runners in the sun, a glass of cool sweet milk, and a shallow dish of blueberries bathed in cream. When one is so tired at the end of a day one must sleep, and at the next dawn there are more strawberry runners to set, and so one goes on living, near the earth. At times like this I’d call myself a fool to ask for more."

Photo of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou // "Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure...and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all our energies to each encounter, to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen. We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed."

Photo of Henry Miller

Henry Miller // "If you can fall in love again and again, if you can forgive your parents for the crime of bringing you into the world, if you are content to get nowhere, just take each day as it comes, if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical, man you’ve got it half licked."

Photo of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright // "We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means."

Photo of George Harrison

George Harrison // "I’ll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power."