Friday, 5 June 2009

A thousand paths to bathroom reading wisdom

So in my deluxe apartment bathroom, there is the obligatory quote book, which you can't help reading. Here are some that I actually rather liked:


So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try and shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal
. William S. Burroughs

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. Salvador Dali

All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn. Iris Murdoch


Note: This is Annie Leibovitz's portrait of Burroughs taken in 1995 two years before he died. Alongside his name, the epitaph on his grave simply reads 'American Writer'.

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