Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Talking books

(A new series that quotes fictional artists)

“B-but, Mr Jimson, I w-want to be an artist.'
“If you find life a bit dull at home and want to amuse yourself, put a stick of dynamite in the kitchen fire, or shoot a policeman. Volunteer for a test pilot, or dive off Tower Bridge with five bob's worth of roman candles in each pocket. You'd get twice the fun at about one-tenth of the risk.”
Artist Gully Jimson in Joyce Cary’s The horse's mouth