ARTIST--"I'd like to devote my last picture to a charitable purpose."
CRITIC--"Why not give it to an institution for the blind?"
"Wealth has its penalties." said the ready-made philosopher.
"Yes," replied Mr. Cumrox. "I'd rather be back at the dear old factory
than learning to pronounce the names of the old masters in my
CRITIC--"By George, old chap, when I look at one of your paintings I
stand and wonder--"
ARTIST--"How I do it?"
CRITIC "No; why you do it."
He that seeks popularity in art closes the door on his own genius: as he
must needs paint for other minds, and not for his own.--_Mrs. Jameson_.