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  • Whistler,' Manet called. 'How's your mother?

  • I don't know about bores. Maybe you shouldn't feel too sorry if you see some swell girl getting married to them. They don't hurt anybody most of them, and maybe they're all terrific whistlers or something. Who the hell knows? Not me.

    Girl   Hurt   Sorry  
  • But there was escape, too, even in those days, for there was Whistler living in the grey mists with a faded orange moon. The nocturne transformed itself into dreamy rooms with Chopin's music creating a mood that softened the hard core of self.

    Moon   Self   Creating  
    "Reminiscence and Reverie" by Mark Tobey, Magazine of Art, 44, pp. 228, 231, October 1951.
  • As for borrowing Mr. Whistler's ideas about art, the only thoroughly original ideas I have heard him express have had reference to his own superiority as a painter over painters greater than himself.

    Quoted in Truth, Jan. 1890
  • There were a lot of artists in St. Ives. In fact, since the time of Whistler, St. Ives has been noted as an artist colony.

    Artist   Facts   Whistler  
    Source: www.aaa.si.edu
  • A student of James McNeill Whistler tells the great artist, 'I tend to paint what I see.' Whistler replies, 'Ah! The shock will come when you see what you paint!

    Artist   Students   Paint  
  • The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.

    Mother   Morning   Night  
  • For at least twenty minutes she handed out the story. The youngest kids were soothed by her voice, and everyone else saw visions of the whistler running from the scene. Liesel did not. The book thief saw only the mechanics of the words--their bodies stranded on the paper, beaten down for her to walk on. Somewhere, too, in the gaps between a period and the next capital letter, there was also Max. She remembered reading to him when he was sick. It he in the basement? she wondered. Or is he stealing a glimpse of the sky again?

    Running   Book   Reading  
  • Skiing in Whistler was great fun. It's an extreme environment that's very different to my own and I had never skied before, so I had to learn to take on the elements quite bravely. It was nice to try something new.

    Fun   Nice   Trying  
  • Frederic Leighton to James McNeill Whistler: 'My dear Whistler, you leave your pictures in such a sketchy, unfinished state. Why don't you ever finish them?' James McNeill Whistler to Frederic Leighton: 'My dear Leighton, why do you ever begin yours?

  • There is no you in NewVillager, but there is a we. Your job thenceforth will be that of the bodhisattva, the guru, the gap-toothed docent with a serious thing for Whistler's Mother. There will be others, newervillagers than yourself, who never stood a chance either. Only through them do you stand any hope of tracing your footsteps back to where you began.

  • I do not approve of museums trying just to get people to come in. Whistler was very, very clear on this.

    Museums   People   Trying  
    "All hail the Queen". Interview with Emma Brockes, www.theguardian.com. May 12, 2007.
  • There I was, an 18-year-old mimic rooming with a blind whistler.

    Years   Blind   Blindness  
  • Nobody likes a whistler, particularly not the divinity that shapes our ends.

    Shapes   Divinity   Likes  
    Douglas Adams (2012). “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Five”, p.662, Pan Macmillan
  • Canned reference is practically always loaded with problems. Photos, for example, contrive to kill imagination and stifle the natural development of creative patterns. While "ready-mades" do show up from time to time, they are rare. Art need not be what is seen-but what is to be seen. "Nature," said James McNeill Whistler, "is usually wrong."

  • I would say a must-do in Canada would be to go skiing at Whistler in Vancouver. You could take a chair lift for like a half hour to the top of this mountain and you ski down, it takes like so long to get to the bottom. You go past the clouds. It's absolutely incredible.

    Past   Clouds   Long  
    "Ex-Skid Row Frontman Sebastian Bach on What's Cool in Canada". Interview with Avinash Ramsadeen, www.foxnews.com. October 12, 2011.
  • But, I understand that Black Comb and Whistler are supposed to be great for snowboarding. So I am looking forward to going there someday soon.

  • A story is told that Whistler once painted a tiny picture of a spray of roses. The artistry involved in the picture was magnificent. Never before, it seemed, had the art of man been able to execute quite so deftly a reproduction of the art of nature.

    Art   Men   Rose  
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