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

John Wesley Hardrick
"Movies will make you famous; television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good."

Terence Mann
”I pity American men. They have no time to think about clothes."

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

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

Glenn O'Brien
”'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."

”One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."

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

James Sherwood
"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
”Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

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

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

Camille Paglia
”Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --"

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

”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
”Style is what happens when a person bends fashion to his personality."

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

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

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

Emily Berry
”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
"Great art must be discernible to everyone."

George Grosz
”London is on the whole the most possible form of life."

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

David Bowie
”A woman without perfume is a woman without a future."

Coco Chanel

School Talks

Cindy has spoken on the following plays at schools

School Talk at Riverside

A Streetcar Named Desire, Beal High School, Feb. 2011; Harris Academy South Norwood, Jan. 2013

The Importance of Being Earnest, Beal High School, Dec. 2012

Thom Pain (based on nothing), Lansdowne College, Sept. 2012

Shakespeare Schools Festival
Oct. 2012 – Jan. 2013

Hamlet, Harris Academy South Norwood, London

Julius Caesar, Elmhurst Primary School, London

Macbeth, St. Marylebone School, London; St. Elizabeth Primary School, London; Dairy Meadow Primary School, London

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Duncombe Primary School, London

Much Ado about Nothing, Streatham and Clapham High School, London

Romeo and Juliet, Hathaway Primary School, London

Othello and Richard III, Ursuline Academy, Ilford, London

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