We are young, but We already know that in life’s great game those who are most unhappy are those who haven’t taken the risk to be happy. And I don’t want to be one of those.
—Guillaume Musso (via observando)
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
—George Washington Burnap (via observando)
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In the Wings at the Opera House (1889). Jean-Georges Béraud (French, 1849-1935). Oil on canvas. Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
Renowned for his visual preservation of Paris’ decadent Belle Époque era, artist Jean-George Béraud captured the daily life of the bon vivant. Here, gentlemen of means appear to have free access to the dancers backstage.