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“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life” —Oscar Wilde

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“MFA programs are to the world of art what gentrification is to your neighborhood” —Sarah Schulman

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“Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?” —Jack Kerouac

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“Ideas come from life: what happens in mine, what I see happening in others’, mixed with a great deal of imagination. I might see a person in a grocery store and build a whole character and life out of what’s in her basket”—Elizabeth Berg

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Smart baskets
Picnic in Paris
On their bikes

Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a familySister Parish

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“In art, the obvious is a sin”—Edward Dmytryk

 

No Laughing Matter

For our sins
Divine comedy
Is no joke

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence—Alice Walker

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“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write”—Terry Pratchett

 

I write like I talk and I don’t get talker’s block—Seth Godin

Idle pen
Or empty ink well
Which came first

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“Camp is extravagant play for serious ends” —Karl Keller / “Camp is a great jewel, 22 carats”—Kenneth Williams / “Camp is pink flamingos”—Philip Core

ART CAMP sans

“Camp is a mode of perception”—Fabio Cleto  /  “Camp can be taken on two completely separate levels, and make perfect sense on each”—Evelyn Satz  / “Camp’s favourite colour is pink”—Mark Booth

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“It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.” —Lionel Trilling

Artists are low key astronauts. Instead of going to the moon, they sit back in their studio and make the moon

—Michael Bassey Johnson

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““The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.” —Randall Jarrell

Cutting thro’ the rye,
like a whirling samurai,
never say goodbye!

You just never know when you’re living in a golden age

—Alexander Payne

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“On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” —George Orwell

Yes, wee people,
the Elf Sat is cool,
unlike that beater
of Big Brother’s.
Brainchild of three
Twee elves from Thule,
unobserved by Cruel
Stepmother.

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards

—George Orwell

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