always throwing a punch of some sort…

November 9, 2011 § 6 Comments

(Renoir’s Alfred Sisley….photo snapped at the Chicago Institute of Art, allowable as long as no flash is used.) This image was chosen because it looks like he’s thinking about what Ernest is saying, below.

“What a writer has to do is write what hasn’t been written before or beat dead men at what they have done.”

-Ernest Hemingway

Thanks, Ernest. You have such a way with words. No, really.

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§ 6 Responses to always throwing a punch of some sort…

  • jeanie says:

    Where do you find these wonderful quotes? This is simply perfect. And the Sisley — was that during our trip? I DO like Sisley!

  • oh says:

    Hi, J – found this quote in a WD magazine. Brusque and to the point, is Ernest! And yes, I took this picture during our trip! does it seem like ages ago, or just yesterday?

  • shoreacres says:

    I’m amazed. I’d not heard of Sisley – and yet, there his work was, represented at the French Impressionist exhibit I attended and wrote about not more than – what? – three months ago?

    I got out the exhibit catalogue, and there he was. Boulevard Héloise, Argenteuil. Just goes to show – even when we think we’re looking carefully, there are things that escape us!

    As for Hemingway – I’ve always enjoyed this one: Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

  • Lisa Alber says:

    Can I protest your quote? 🙂

    It’s such a dead white man writer thing to say–and about other dead white men writers too. But then, I’m not a huge Hemingway fan.

    But I AM a Sisley fan. You ever wonder what they’re really thinking about? Probably nothing too deep; he just wanted his next glass of absinthe. 🙂

  • Corri says:

    I am a Renoir / impressionism fan – was he thinking about his own next painting?

  • Arti says:

    Just stop by to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, oh! Enjoy your day of merry feasting and family time.

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