Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. (Mark Twain)
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George Sand (Amantine Lucile Dupin)


(1804 – 1876) Full real name: Amantine (also "Amandine") Lucile Aurore Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant, best known by her pseudonym George Sand. She was a French novelist, memoirist and a pioneer of feminism.

All of us who have time and money to spare, travel — that is to say, we flee; since surely it is not so much a question of travelling as of getting away? Which of us has not some sorrow to dull, or some yoke to cast off?
Art for the sake of art itself is an idle sentence. Art for the sake of truth, for the sake of what is beautiful and good — that is the creed I seek.
Art is a demonstration of which nature is the proof.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
Every historian discloses a new horizon.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one.
I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.
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