Author’s Choice: Favorite Quotes of 2013

Sometimes the perfect image surfaces to illustrate a quote, one that elicits a gasp, chuckle, or lump in the throat. I have discovered new and incredible works of art by quoting them or by stumbling across them on a search for an illustration. I hope you have found new things too. The following are those I consider the most striking combinations of words and image which did not make the most popular list. These works are not my own, except for the photo of Shiprock, but the pairings are.

Synkroniciti reiterates our gratitude to all of the wonderful artists who share their work through Creative Commons and Public Domain licenses, to creative people that speak their mind and paint with words, and to all those who stop by to view and comment. Thank you!

Bert Dodson

CC Licensed Image by scriptingnews on Flickr
© scriptingnews with CCLicense

Richard Bach

© Juhan Sonin with CCLicense
© Juhan Sonin with CCLicense

Ursula K. LeGuin

© Gewalgon with CCLicense
© Gewalgon with CCLicense

Adrienne Rich

© Elena Dudnikova with CCLicense
© Elisa Dudnikova with CCLicense

Judith Jamison

CC Licensed Image by ~zefirina on Flickr
© zefirina with CCLicense

Joseph Conrad

Techno Dreams © BKnight with CCLicense
© BKnight
with CCLicense

Marshall McLuhan

© libber with CCLicense
© libber with CCLicense

Ray Bradbury

© Ray Wewerka with CCLicense
© Ray Wewerka with CCLicense

T.S. Eliot

© Prasad Kholkute with CCLicense
© Prasad Kholkute with CCLicense

Doris Lessing

© Barry Goyette with CCLicense
© Barry Goyette with CCLicense

Maynard Dixon

Shiprock, near Farmington, NM, USA
Shiprock, near Farmington, NM, USA

Roland Barthes

© helmuthess with CCLicense
© helmuthess with CCLicense

J.R.R. Tolkien

Children left homeless during London Blitz, World War II

J.M. Barrie

Sweet dreams dreaming of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Franz Schrotzberg

Douglas Adams

© Sarah Gilbert with CCLicense
© Sarah Gilbert with CCLicense

Ranier Maria Rilke

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vincent van Gogh

© ouzo portokali with CCLicense
© ouzo portokali with CCLicense

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