”I'm quite a diehard Londoner -- I find it hard to imagine living anywhere else."

Emily Berry
"Life without labour is crime, and labour without art is brutality."

John Wesley Hardrick
”Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

Picasso
"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."

George Orwell
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

William Faulkner
”Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."

Georgia O'Keeffe
”One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."

Oscar Wilde
”The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."

Julia Cameron
"Great art must be discernible to everyone."

George Grosz
”The highest form of courage is to reveal oneself fully, to express one's inner condition to the world with eloquence."

Glenn O'Brien
”Style is what happens when a person bends fashion to his personality."

G. Bruce Boyer
”Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --"

Emily Dickinson
”Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is. . . . Ours is the ability, the need, to gainsay or 'unsay' the world, to image or speak it otherwise."

George Steiner
”The way to research is to attack the facts at the greatest point of astonishment."

Celia Green
”All Englishmen like dresses. It's something in their genes. Everyone knows it, they just don't talk about it."

David Bowie
”Dress is a foolish thing; and yet it is a very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed."

Lord Chesterfield
”The better dressed the Prince of Wales, the less suited he is to the throne."

James Sherwood
”My driving ambition is to let everyone else in on all the cool stuff that's going on. The tragedy of academia is how much fascinating stuff never gets outside the walks of academia, and I find that really heartbreaking."

Malcolm Gladwell
"We must relearn how to see....The eye is assaulted, coerced, desensitised. The only road to freedom is self-education in art.

Camille Paglia
”London is on the whole the most possible form of life."

Henry James
”I'm an obsessive researcher and had unearthed huge amounts of factual material, but gossip is a great resource."

Fleur Adcock
”'Giving style' to one's character -- a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan . . . even weakness delights the eye."

Nietzsche
”A woman without perfume is a woman without a future."

Coco Chanel
”I pity American men. They have no time to think about clothes."

Hardy Amies
”If you make the 'bother' a lovely part of the process, the bother becomes a positively enhancing part of it. You just can't replicate that human contact online."

Patrick Grant
”There is na workeman / That can bothe worken wel and hastilie. / This must be done at leisure parfaitlie."

Chaucer
"Movies will make you famous; television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good."

Terence Mann

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