random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Harris really thought he was wonderful. Once he told me he was going to live to be a hundred. When I asked him what the formula was, he told me it was very simple. He said: 'I've bought myself a stomach pump and one half hour after dinner I pump myself out.' Can you imagine that? Well, it didn't work. It's a wonder it didn't kill him sooner.

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  —James Thurber (on Frank Harris. ), Fighting Words, p.53.

monday schizophrenic cat painting

Monday, December 12th, 2005 1:39 pm

Fascinating. A pictorial history of an artist’s descent into schizophrenia. Louis Wain, 1860-1939, effects of late onset schizophrenia on cat drawings. Part of a larger piece on schizophrenia. [link from miscellaneous heathen] More info at wikipedia.

The early paintings during the onset of Mr. Wain’s schizophrenia reminded me of some of the migraine paintings we had at the Exploratorium — jaggedy and painful.

 

 

 

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