Francis Bacon

‘Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…’ Francis Bacon

January 24, 2009 · 1 min read

‘Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…’ Francis Bacon


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