Wednesday, July 26, 2006

And a couple of peripherally related quotes:

"The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely."

-Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and
painter (1930-1965)

"Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings."

Andre Maurois
1885-1967, Writer


CAS said...

The top quote, in particular, is a theme I've often thought about but never articulated in that kind of way. I think it's significant that the writer was a playwright and painter, though - I'm not sure it's true of all exceptional people. Not to say it isn't - I'm just not sure ...

natural attrill said...

Maybe one has to find other exceptional people. Penny.

tlc illustration said...

I think finding exceptional, or at least like-minded people is vital! (at least for *my* emotional well-being.) That's part of why I read all of your art blogs!

Anonymous said...

Ouch, that top statement is true I think. Our gifts can cause our thirst to relate more keen and thus cause longing. *sigh* double-edge sword.


natural attrill said...

Hi Tara, this is not to do with this blog, but I just spotted you on real illustrators group, found your website, and I wanted to say how amazing your hats and fairy wings are, they are really lovely!!

tlc illustration said...

Thanks Penny!

(Hi Ross! Nice to see you around)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is one freaky looking flower, good symbolism though, too bad it seems to have to be that way sometimes.

Anonymous said...

That was me.