Photo Verdeau is a treasure trove of vintage prints and rare, primitive photographs, meticulously maintained by owner and curator, Regis Besse, who has an aversion to contemporary photography and to the "egos" of today's photographers: "They are convinced that they’re incredibly talented even though 98 percent have no talent whatsoever. I don’t have time for that. Cartier-Bresson, Willy Ronis, Doisneau, Gustave Le Gray — they all took photos but they didn’t consider themselves artists."
I'm sorry that our lovemaking fizzled out in Devon, as you rightly noticed. I felt so tired each night through the relaxing air &, I suppose, being on holiday that the grasshopper became a burden very easily. And of course, qualify it how I may, I am not a highly-sexed person...On Larkin's letters
More and more my language appears to me like a veil which one has to tear apart in order to get to those things (or the nothingness) lying behind it. Grammar and style! To me they seem to have become as irrelevant as a Biedermeier bathing suit or the imperturbability of a gentleman. A mask. It is to be hoped the time will come, thank God, in some circles it already has, when language is best used where it is most efficiently abused...On Beckett's Letters