People in coats and ties were milling around the Talley gallery, and on the wall were the minimally rendered still lifes by Giorgio Morandi, most of them no bigger than a tea tray. Their thin browns, ashy grays, and muted blues made people speak softly to one another, as if a shouted word might curdle...
You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.
It’s so beautiful where I am today that it makes me wonder where I am.
…just remember, darling, it is pain that changes our lives.
I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.
I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.
Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way.
It’s so hard to believe in anything anymore. I mean, it’s like, religion, you really can’t take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary…but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. I guess I wouldn’t believe in anything anymore if...
Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.
I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
If you saw her in these moments, you might think she was collecting her thoughts in order to go forward. But I see it another way: Her mind is being overwhelmed by two processes that must simultaneously proceed at full steam. One is to deal with and live in the present world. The other is...
Boy, those French! They have a different word for everything.
she is nearing forty and not so easily forgiven as when her skin bloomed like roses.
both you and paintings are layered… first, ephemera and notations on the back of the canvas. Labels indicate gallery shows, museum shows, footprints in the snow, so to speak. Then pencil scribbles on the stretcher, usually by the artist, usually a title or date. Next the stretcher itself. Pine or something. Wooden triangles in the...
Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.