Leo Tolstoy: Love, ...Love hinders death. Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.

Tolstoy on the road from Moscow to Yasnaya Polyana. [[MORE]] So worth reading, it made my day! You will learn a lot about the strong spirit and health of Tolstoy, about his philosophy, his hobby.

Umberto Eco.

Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and philosopher. The Name of the Rose, The Island of the Day Before

Ernest Hemingway, napping in his library with his cats. This makes me smile.

“Books, Cats, Life is Good.” Born today in writer and graphic artist Edward Gorey.

““It’s quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it.”  ― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea”

"man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realises himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is." by jean-paul sartre, existentialism is a humanism.

Albert Camus (French author, journalist and philosopher)

Albert Camus French, 1957 Nobel Prize literature winning author, journalist and philosopher.

Franz Kafka

“I need solitude for my writing; not ‘like a hermit’—that wouldn’t be enough—but like a dead man.” "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old" Franz Kafka

Don Miguel de Cervantes - a total failure who at the lowest point of his life, conceived of one of Literature's great tales...Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (September 1547 – April Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (his magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel).