Thursday, April 9, 2009

Only vegetables are happy.

People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.
William Faulkner

4 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

great! sharp thought, made me smile :) people are too complicated, artists or not. but yes, I agree, artists tend to look at things with different eyes. different might not be the word... with a lot of attention, I guess. but sometimes, vegetables do it better, I guess :)

thinker said...

Glad you like it Luisa.
I agree, we are all made simple but we have a strange urge to complicate our lives. And yes, vegetables sometimes really do it much better than us:)
The photo is amazing, i like the composition and the mood very much!

Gonçalo said...

again...the artists! Sorry, I have to laugh ;)

Luisa Santos said...

your thought of not putting people into boxes / denominations is great, I respect and quite admire that. but as well as being a great thought it's rather utopian and it's no way that it can always be put into practice. but hey, I might be wrong :) and i do see your point. this could be a long interesting discussion but i guess comments on a blog wouldn't be enough.