Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Image by the master E.Recuenco

"The only artists I have ever known who are personally delightful are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their rhymes are, the more picturesque they look. The mere fact of having published a book of second-rate sonnets makes a man quite irresistible. He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize."

— Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)


Adee said...


i wrote a poem today
now go there n tell me what i'm better at, living life or writing about it?



Annie Coe said...

I love Oscar, but I would have to disagree. After all I am a very good artist and I am interesting
:-). At least I hope I'm interesting! But I am a hermit. xoxo

Yoli said...

Annie you crack me up.

willow said...

Fabulous photo....and perfect paired with the Wilde.


amazing picture

evita nuh said...

great quotes from wilde, it somehow true :) and great picture too! :D

sinnlighet said...

Beautiful, sensual & poetic, I love your blogs!

Thank you for nice comment on my blog!

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

lyptis said...

I really like that quote. Mmh, thats worth a thought..

Absolutely love the picture in ur header btw, where is it from? Its so cool!