"In order that the mind may not be taxed, moreover, by the manifold and confused reading of so many such things, and in order to prevent the escape of something valuable that we have read, heard, or discovered through the process of thinking itself, it will be found very useful to entrust to notebooks ... those things which seem noteworthy and striking."

[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]

If art is to have any importance it must be intimately related to life in its own time.

[art: Myfanwy Piper, ]

Posted by rp on 09.24.2009

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'An artist must approach his work in the spirit of the criminal about to commit a crime.'

[art: Degas, ]

Posted by rebeccap on 08.25.2009

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