G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”

W H Auden: "But in my arms till break of day / Let the living creature lie. / Mortal, guilty, but to me/ The entirely beautiful."

Will Self: “To attempt to write seriously is always, I feel, to fail – the disjunction between my beautifully sonorous, accurate and painfully affecting mental content, and the leaden, halting sentences on the page always seems a dreadful falling short. It is this failure – a ceaseless threnody keening through the writing mind – that dominates my working life, just as an overweening sense of not having loved with enough depth or recklessness or tenderness dominates my personal one.”

John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."

Art Spiegelman: "You know words in a way are hitting you on the left side of your brain, music and visual arts hit on the right side of the brain, so the idea is to pummel you, to send you from left brain to right brain and back until you're as unbalanced as I am."

विलास सारंग: "संदर्भ कुठलेही असोत, संस्कृत, इंग्रजी, बुद्धिवादी, तांत्रिक, इतिहासाचे, खगोलशास्त्राचे, आधुनिक पदार्थविज्ञानाचे, शिवकालीन व पेशवाईतील बखरीचे, अगणित ज्ञानक्षेत्रांचे, अशा वैविध्यपूर्ण ज्ञानावर लेखन- विशेषत: कवितालेखन- उभं राहत."

Monday, April 19, 2010

How Artists should Celebrate Other Artists...

BBC reported on March 4 2010:

"...The survey, commissioned to mark World Book Day, asked which best-selling book of the past decade people would give to young people...

...More than 1,000 people aged 16 to 64 were surveyed across Britain..."

At number nine came, 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins, 2006.

Recently Ian Mcewan's 'Solar' was published.

I mention them because I was impressed the way cartoonists of Spectator celebrated both these books.

I am always touched seeing the way artists are loved by other artists.

In recent years, I have not seen such an example in Marathi cartoons. I will be happy to be proven wrong.

Cat doesn't know (care?) about god but is absorbed in reading 'The Dog Delusion'!


Artist: Geoff Thompson, The Spectator

If Mcewan's book is not sold, it surely can be put to good use!



Spectator