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Posted by Bert on October 10, 1998 at 21:38:47:
In Reply to: Re: advice to an artist posted by Jennifer Pohl on October 06, 1998 at 21:29:43:
: : >> He remarked that Joyce had written "that the key to success for a young artist was to keep their mouth shut, and occionally make reference to one of the three trinities in a painting".
: : I never heard this, so I suspect it wasn't Joyce.
: Mmm, thank you for answering. Sorry to have cluttered up the page by repeating my post. (I didn't think it had managed to post once.) My friend seemed pretty convinced... I'd talk to the English professor my friend quoted, but he moved away some time ago. I wanted to read the book anyway, but it will have to wait until the next show goes up. If anybody can enlighten me I'd love to hear from them. I don't claim to be psychic, but I had a flash that somebody was thinking "maybe it was Bernard Shaw". I can't believe I just admitted that. That kind of thing happens now and then, but it could just be my subconscious kicking in, although I'm not sure why something like that would pop into my head. And no, I don't have a mental disorder. Voices don't talk to me, but I occionally read smatterings of my friends obscure thoughts, which probably is not uncommon?
I've not read it in Joyce but that does not make it untrue. "The test of a mystic is how long he can keep it a secret." This would go for any art I think because boasting about artistic ability is very counterproductive, I am sure.
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