"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
Alma Mahler - Werfel - A socialite and amateur composer known for her beauty and verve, Mahler was married to composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel. She also undertook a strong flirtation with Gustav Klimt and affairs with numerous artists. She is often regaled as the definitive femme fatale of the early 20th century. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/15/10-muses-and-mistresses-i_n_964669.html
"Only people who achieved nothing in their lives have time at their hands and so have have achieved more than anybody else." Happy 104th birthday, Giovannino Guareschi, journalist, cartoonist and humorist and creator of the Mondo Piccolo of Boscaccio, the little world of Don Camillo and Peppone. A charming little website always helps (re-)discovering: http://www.mondoguareschi.com/index.php Here's to you, Giovannino.