Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (1839-1915): Gypsy, (Цыганка), source: wikipaintings.org.
"You must have the Devil in you to succeed in any of the Arts."
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul,
of the soul."
"Don’t doubt yourself even once. That little doubt might just be the difference between failure and success."