Wednesday, December 17, 2008


1. I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none. - Ben Shahn (1898 - 1969)

2. So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. - Brenda Ueland

3. I'm not really foreign, you know. I just do it to appear more sophisticated! I mean, nobody'd buy Evian water if it was called Blackburn water, would they? Nobody'd wear Kicker boots if they were made in Scunthorpe! Abba? Abba, Swedish? I knew then when they were a Lancashire clog-dancing trio! Arthur, Betty, Boris and Angela! Solzhenitsyn, Solzhenitsyn--a former pipe-fitter welder from Harrogate! - Balowski, In TV Shows/The Young Ones

4. An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man

5. An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. - Charles Horton Cooley There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
- Charlie Chaplin

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