“Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul.” #nikidesaintphalle “The only difference between a madman and myself is that I am not mad.” #salvadordali They make good shelfmates, hein? #socobooks #art #artbooks

In Exeter in 1905, a young Agatha Christie saw Sir Henry Irving, on his farewell tour, play the titular role in “Becket”. 114 years later, all still linger on. #becket #jeananouilh #socobooks #agathachristie #flashbackfriday #fbf

“Wherever I live, I shall feel homesick for Tibet. I often think I can still hear the cries of wild geese and cranes and the beating of their wings as they fly over Lhasa in the clear, cold moonlight. My heartfelt wish is that my story may create some understanding for a people whose will to live in peace and freedom has won so little sympathy from an indifferent world.” #HeinrichHarrer #SevenYearsinTibet #socobooks

“I think books find their way to you when you need them. Whenever I feel like I'm not going to live to read all the books I want to read, I remind myself that the important ones find their way to me.” #RosanneCash #socobooks

“All the time the professor’s mind was straying from the social needs of the moment to the urgent problem of the frightful event that was threatening civilization. For he knew that his discovery involved nothing less than that. And all the time he had to keep up a smiling appearance before this chattering crowd, laughing and talking gayly in complete ignorance, that the very foundation of their civilization was crumbling beneath them with an insidious and ever-growing rapidity. The molecular disintegration of iron! It 'was incredible, he told himself repeatedly, and yet too horribly true.” From #famousfantasticmysteries Vol. VI, No. 4, March 1945 #socobooks #sf #fantastic #mystery #fiction