“Walpurgis-Eve—April 30 ... Horror is unleashed, but I must not weaken"

The Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma

“Awake, bold Bligh! the foe is at the gate!" - The Bounty Mutiny

“Put up your sword." - the infamous “Duel of the Mignons” in 1578

“We want Realism's wealth of experience and Symbolism's depth of feeling." - Franz Ritter von Stuck

“I have been where warriors wrestled" - The Battle of Clontarf in 1014

“We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure.” - Hernán Cortés landed on the coast of Mexico

"the most fortuitous of phenomena.“ - the French symbolist painter Odilon Redon