"Whenever I am in the fields I am overcome by loneliness, so much so that I avoid going out. But I'm sure that will change as time goes on. The only time I feel somewhat alive is when I am painting at my easel."
"The weather is splendid outside, but I have not been able to leave my room for two months. Fear paralyzes me - I need courage, but it often fails me."
"It often seems to me that the night is even more vibrantly colored than the day."