"God is within us: it is this inner presence which
makes us admire the beautiful, which makes us rejoice when we have done right
and consoles us for not sharing in the happiness of the wicked. It is that,
beyond a doubt, which constitutes the inspiration of men of genius and which
warms them at the spectacle of their own productions. There are men of virtue
and men of genius; both are favoured of
(Delacroix, 1932, 329)
Does nature promise
us that we shall love and possess one another elsewhere, without this disquiet and anxiety
that accompany our happiest moments? The woods and the springs tell me so.
E. Journal De Eugene Delacroix. Librairie Plon, 1932.
E. Selected Letters, 1813-1863. (Translated by Jean Stuart. London: Eyre and