Papercut Silhouettes

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This is an original Papercut, an art form in which an entire image is hand-cut from a single sheet of paper.

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“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
-Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind

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“What? Are mermaids not sweet?”
“They’ll sweetly drown you if you get too close.”
-Wendy & Peter, Peter Pan

Via Tina Tarnoff.
Quotes via IMDb.

Deer Dreams

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“Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you’re waking up to instant stress. You shouldn’t be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it’s time to start your day.”
-Sharon Gold

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“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
-Douglas Adams

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“Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.”
-Dr. Thomas Dooley

Via Laura Makabresku.
Quotations via The Quotations Page.

The Masks We Wear

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“Slap a mask on a drunk and you’re going to have trouble. It’s like having a live reenactment of anonymous forum comments.”
-Randy K. Milholland

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“Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.”
-W. Somerset Maugham

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“Now what else is the whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage?”
-Erasmus

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“We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”
-John W. Gardner

Via the Mask Series with Saul Steinberg photographed by Inge Morath.
Quotations via The Quotations Page.

Peeking

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Goldfish

“They say dreams are the windows of the soul–take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.”
-Henry Bromel

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Mockingbird

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”
-Harper Lee

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Keepers

“The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body.”
-John Adams

Via yamiaki.
Quote via The Quotations Page.

Traveling in Layers

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In 1999, I traveled to Venice, Italy. I made a friend who changed my life and brought out the best in me. I remember sitting with her in a plaza at night listening to “I’ll never be the same” (Billie Holiday). In October, 2013, she died in a car accident. She will be missed by many. This print is dedicated to her.

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“Life is like getting dropped off in the middle of the woods, and then year by year, gradually walking home.”
-April Foiles

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The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

-Robert Frost

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“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
-Frank Zappa

Via Dan McCarthy.
Quotes via The Quotations Page.

Laura in Wonderland

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“Have I gone mad?
I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.”

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“You used to be much more…”muchier.” You’ve lost your muchness.”

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“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

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“I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?”

Via Laura Williams and Alice in Wonderland on Goodreads.

Polish Satire

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I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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Nobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an unidentified source.
-Ron Nesen

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More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
-Woody Allen

Art via Pawel Kuczynski.
Quotes via The Quotations Page.