Christmas Card from Ernest Hemingway to his Mother, With Handwritten Greeting, Signed “Ernie.”
Ludwig van Beethoven - The “Immortal Beloved” Letters (1812)
These are Beethoven’s 5-part unsent love letters written in pencil to a woman, his “Immortal Beloved”, whose identity remains unknown, found in his estate by his friend Anton Schindler after his death.
Angel, I have just heard that the mail coach goes every day – and thus I must finish so that you may receive the letter immediately. – be patient – only through quiet contemplation of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together – Be calm; for only by calmly considering our lives can we achieve our purpose of living together.- be calm - love me - today - yesterday - What yearning with tears for you - you - you my life – my everything - farewell - oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your Beloved
“I love June Carter, I do. Yes I do. I love June Carter I do. And she loves me. But now she’s an angel and I’m not. Now she’s an angel and I’m not.”
“Truffaut searches for a title for his first feature film” (in “François Truffaut at Work” by Carole Le Berre, New York: Phaidon, 2005)
From Andrei Tarkovsky’s working diary for Mirror
His list of favorite poets includes “myself” and his favorite occupation is “reading my own sonnets”.
Ladies and gentlemen, Oscar Wilde.