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A collage series by Emily Chan

“People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.� -Neil Gaiman

“In my dream I know I am falling. But there is no up or down, no walls or sides or ceilings, just the sensation of cold and darkness everywhere. I am so scared I could scream. But when I open my mouth, nothing happens. And I wonder if you fall forever and never touch down, is it really still falling? I think I will fall forever.�

Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

“Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.�

John Berger

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

Siddhārtha Gautama

“But when she turned her back to the lights, she saw that the night was so dark...She could not see the stars. The world felt as high as the depthless night sky and deeper than she could know. She understood, suddenly and keenly, that she was too small to run away, and she sat on the damp ground and cried.�

Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

“The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and "mangled mind" leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.�

Elizabeth Drew

“Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk.�

Cyril Vernon Connolly

“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter - in the eye.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.�

Mark Twain

"There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it."

Bible (Old Testament) Ecclesiastes 8:8

“You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.”


“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.�

Vincent van Gogh


A collage series


A collage series