Life is holy, and the journey is Now. Say it with a Bop beat.
Collected in A Casebook on the Beat (1961)
Henri Matisse: The Circus, from Jazz (1941-43)
But feel, to the very end, the triumph of being alive!
“Jöns” in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (1957)
Painting by Henri Matisse: The Joy of Life (1905-06)
– Do you believe in God?
– Yes, when I am working.
Photo by Dmitri Kessel: Matisse modeling in clay in 1951, age eighty-two
Sorrow finds a voice while happiness is mute. The historian must bear this in mind.
A History of the Jews (1987)
Painting by Henri Matisse: The Dance (1910)