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“The only thing they can’t teach you at art school is art.” ―David Bailey

At the arts gymnasium of the Classical World, an Aristophanes ushers you up the steps to the highest stage, where some Ovid shoves you off.

“If you ever have a kid who doesn’t know what to do, stick him in art school. It’s amazing what evolves.”

Ridley Scott

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“It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life.” ―Jeff Bridges

For a beach bum, playing beach ball, sand and water coincide.

“Hug the shore; let others try the deep.”


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“He burst into the house and ate Grandma, an entirely valid course of action for a carnivore such as himself.” ―James Finn Garner

A fairy tale about a little red riding hood, reveals the long-in-the-tooth lobo’s mature taste.

 “Once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart.”

Andy Rooney

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“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ―Edgar Allan Poe

In the inner sanctum of every Dr. Jekyll, laughs a Mr. Hyde.

“A man who is ‘of sound mind’ is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.”

Paul Valéry

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“Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.” ―Elie Wiesel

Back against the edge of day, facing the abyss of night, preserving twilight.

“In the twilight, it was a vision of power.”

―Upton Sinclair

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“Don’t stand so close to me” ―The Police

Picture poetry by P. Leduc & C E Sum

Social distancing gives everyone their own space, exactly what some soulmates need to stick together.

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

―William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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“When I’m writing a poem or drawing, I’m not a female; I’m an artist.” ―Patti Smith

Picture Poetry by P Leduc & C E Sum

Art scholars look for Leonardo da Vinci’s codpiece in every figure he portrayed, from Vitruvian Man to Mona Lisa.

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“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.” ―Stephen Hawking

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“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” ―Oprah Winfrey

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“I added the cuffs and the bow tie and collar – and the bunny was born.” ―Hugh Hefner

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