Today is the birthday of Djuna Barnes (June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982), novelist, poet, and playwright.
"Life is not to be told, call it as loud as you like, it will not tell itself." - Djuna Barnes
"We are adhering to life now with our last muscle - the heart." - Djuna Barnes
"I am not a critic; to me criticism is so often nothing more than the eye garrulously denouncing the shape of the peephole that gives access to hidden treasure." - Djuna Barnes
"A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow as well as himself — and what is a man's shadow but his upright astonishment?" - Djuna Barnes
"What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?" - Djuna Barnes
"A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same." - Djuna Barnes
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Le Chariot Chuck: 1918 - Paris, France. circa 1918. "Sample Red Cross rolling kitchen, ready to travel. On exhibition at the Grand Palais." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.
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