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Suddenly an immense wave rose up like a raging mountain, caught the vessel and carried it towards the beach.

The Shipwrecks

Jean-François Millet1881

I remember being awakened one morning by voices in the room where I slept.

Memories of Childhood in Gréville-Hague

Jean-François Millet1881

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin1887

His appearance is notable because of his bushy beard ... believing as he does that complete freedom to produce must be granted to the innovator whose thought is elevated toward the beautiful and the good.

Henri Rousseau — Autobiography

Henri Rousseau1895

I was born undisciplineable. No one was ever able to make me stick to the rules, not even in my youngest days.

Claude Monet by Himself

Claude Monet1900

The town was on fire, the quarter where the poor Jews lived. They carried the bed and the mattress, the mother and the babe at her feet, to a safe place at the other end of town. But, first of all, I was born dead.

My Life - Marc Chagall Autobiography: Chapter 1

Marc Chagall1922

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