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Vladimir Nabokov hunting butterflies, Ithaca, New York, 1958  Photo: Carl Mydans, LIFE

Vladimir Nabokov hunting butterflies, Ithaca, New York, 1958 Photo: Carl Mydans, LIFE

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”—André Gide

10 Inspiring Everyday Quotes That Will Brighten Your Day

Símóne dé Beâuvoír, Café de Flóre, Paris, 1945 ~ Fotogräfía de Brässaï

Brassaï, Portrait of Simone de Beauvoir, Café de Flore, Paris, c. 1945 My woman.

Ernest Hemingway and Frank Capra

1941 "Bell" author Ernest Hemingway, confers with Frank Capra, producer-director at Paramount Studio luncheon to author For Whom The Bell Tolls, where the details of the film version were discussed.

Author Ernest Hemingway admiring his mirror image bare-chested & sporting boxing gloves. He witnessed both world wars almost got killed in a plane crash and escaped death by horns of a bull. Indeed Ernest Hemingway was a mans man. (circa 1943)

Author Ernest Hemingway admiring his mirror image bare-chested & sporting boxing gloves. He witnessed both world wars almost got killed in a plane crash and escaped death by horns of a bull. Indeed Ernest Hemingway was a mans man.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22,1859 – July 7th, 1930)  was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his Sherlock Holmes books.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859 - 1930 Scottish writer and physician most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Homes.

Punk Icon Viv Albertine Shares Her Greatest Style Moments

Punk Icon Viv Albertine Shares Her Greatest Style Moments

The punk legend Viv Albertine, of the Slits, performs at Alexandra Palace in London on June

L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum, better known as L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Simone de Beauvoir in her apartment, Paris, 1978. Photo: Barbara Klemm.

Simone de Beauvoir in her apartment, Paris Photo: Barbara Klemm. The haphazard paper storage in the background gives me hope ;

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