Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Sorrows of (Not So) Great Artists ...

“In explaining his unhappiness he told Gertrude Stein, they talk about the sorrows of great artists, the tragic unhappiness of great artists but after all they are great artists. A little artist has all the tragic unhappiness and the sorrows of a great artist and he is not a great artist.”

(Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas)

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