Quotes (III) – William Shakespeare and 365/Day 170

For Day III of the Quotes challenge, for which I was nominated by catalan blogger and photographer Cosmo, from bCL Photography, I’ve chosen a witty quote from the greatest writer in the English language.

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”   William Shakespeare

The photos below are of the Parisian bookstore “Shakespeare and Company”, in the 5th arrondissement. I took them when I was in Paris this past May. “Shakespeare and Company” is not only a regular bookstore and second-hand books store specializing in English-language literature, but also a reading library. It has become a tourist attraction since it was featured in two popular movies: Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunset” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” It’s small and cramped, and a bit chaotic with tourists walking through it, but it’s worth a visit.

This is also going to count as the 170th post for my 365 project. And, again, I am refraining from nominating other bloggers and hope anyone who likes the challenge feels free join in the fun!

Quotes (II) Sanskrit Proverb

For Day II of the Quotes challenge, for which I was nominated by catalan blogger and photographer Cosmo, from bCL Photography, I’ve chosen an old favorite of mine, a Sanskrit proverb that reminds us of the importance of living every day well.

“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.” ~~ Sanskrit Proverb


Photo taken at Chateau du Clos de Vougeout, Burgundy, France. June 2015.

And today I am breaking the rules — I do that a lot! 🙂 — and not nominating anyone. This way, whoever wants can take on the challenge. Join us!!

Quotes (I) Henry Cartier-Bresson

Fellow blogger Cosme, from bCLPhotography, an awesome photographer from Barcelona, with a beautiful photography blog, nominated me for a challenge to post my three favorite quotes, one each for three consecutive days. With each post I must nominate three bloggers for the challenge. I have accepted this fun challenge and will start with a quote from the guru of all street photographers.

“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

The fleeting moment below was caught in Paris earlier this month, at the Jardin du Luxembourg. She wanted him to scratch her foot, he was saying “non, non…” _DSC0079-1_edited-1

I’d like to nominate the following bloggers for this challenge:

Tina Schell, from Travels and Trifles, who delights us with beautiful photography and wonderful quotes on every one of her posts.

Cee Neuner, from Cee’s Photography Blog, a masterful photographer and a lover of challenges. She hosts some four of five fun weekly challenges on her blog.

Susan Judd, from Words Visual, who is both a photographer and a poet. I figure she might enjoy the quotes challenge!