In art as in love, instinct is enough.

Anatole France

Anatole France was a French writer, poet, and journalist who was known for his wit and skepticism and was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize. This popular quote hints at the fact that, in addition to his prolific writing, he was also well known for living a life full of romantic affairs, including a long-lasting relationship with Miss Emma Laprévotte, who wed Anatole in 1920 and carried on his legacy after his death. The two themes of his life were art and love, and it would seem he trusted his instincts in both with great success.