Tag Archives: Donna Tartt

Magnified Beauty

16 Mar

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“She was the golden thread running through everything, a lens that magnified beauty.”

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

Photo of Linda Evangelista by Stephen Meisel. She is one of the most beautiful women, ever, and Meisel one of the best photographers.

It’s Possible

18 Oct


“With very great paintings it’s possible to know them deeply, inhabit them almost.”

—Donna Tartt

Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth, 1948.

Poured Brightness

16 Sep


“We belonged together; there was a dream rightness and magic to it, inarguable; the thought of her flooded every corner of my mind with light and poured brightness into miraculous lofts I hadn’t even known were there.”  

—Donna Tartt

Romy Schneider & Alain Delon, dancing at home, 1959

Crack Your Heart

1 Mar

By Pablo Picasso


By Edward Hopper


By Claude Monet


By David Hockney


By Georgia O’Keeffe


By Andy Warhol

“Isn’t the whole point of things – beautiful things – that they connect you to some larger beauty? Those…images that crack your heart wide open?”

— Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch)


Some Beach In Mexico

21 Nov


My Heart In The Sky

24 Dec


“The flavor of Pippa’s kiss stayed with me all the way back uptown, melting with sorrow and loveliness, a starry ache that lifted me up above the windswept city like a kite: my head in the rainclouds, my heart in the sky.”

—Donna Tartt

Illustration by Maria Pia Franzoni.

When She Smiled

22 Feb

“When she smiled at me Heaven blew in.” 

— Donna Tartt from the book The Goldfinch


Gone Blank

12 Jan


“I could do what I had to. I’d done it before: gone blank, push forward.”

–Donna Tartt The Goldfinch

  • Title: Diana in the snow
  • Jessie Tarbox Beals creator and photographer.
  • Date Created/Published: [ca. 1915]
  • Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver
  • Public domain photograph from the Library of Congress

She Cast A Charm

1 Oct

“…I’ve never met anyone who made me feel loved the way she did. Everything came alive in her company; she cast a charmed theatrical light about her so that to see anything through her eyes was to see it in brighter colors than ordinary.” 

— Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch #thegoldfinch

6 Sep
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Cool cover, right?

“The absurd does not liberate; it binds.” 

– Albert Camus from The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I was number 600-something to receive the library book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. When I went to the library the book was there. Turns out the library has a special stash of books that people can check out if they come into the library. So I checked this puppy out. But I found out that the book is one I want to own and I want to take my time reading it. I have also been flagging some special sentences to use in this blog. When I start flagging many pages, I know it’s a book I need to own. I won’t want to take it back to the library every two weeks and re-check it out to myself. It’s 717 pages too! Which is not a problem for me, but I just need to be able to savor it. I don’t want the book to end. I’m on page 144. A couple days ago I ordered a used copy from Amazon and it has already shipped! Today I’m returning the book to the library.

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