The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
~ Thomas Hardy (June 02, 1840 - January 11, 1928)
For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.
~ Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 05, 1926)