Friday, March 09, 2007

Make Me See

"When you pass a grocer seated at his shop door, a janitor smoking a pipe, a stand of hackney coaches, show me that grocer and that janitor, their whole physical appearance, including also a description of their moral nature, so that I cannot confound them with any other grocer or janitor; make me see, in one word, that a certain cab horse does not resemble others that follow or precede it."

Gustave Flaubert

1 comment:

ish said...

love this.

gonna print it out in fact...

here's another one, similar;

"The ultimate goal of an artist is to create that definitive work which can not be surpassed."
-Geroge Bernard Shaw