In reality, the person who tries to win the lottery is an idiot and the person who never tries is smart.
Vincent van Gogh
“It’s a strange moment when you realize that you don’t want to be alive anymore.”
Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because his editor said he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
My great grandmother was Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary. They were having an affair.
When I was 18, I would have probably told you that it was impossible to even be a writer without going through some CRAZY shit and coming out the other side, without partying or experiencing life’s wacked out niches, without being an outspoken outsider with their life held together by dental floss and chewing gum.
A version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream recently sold at a Sotheby’s auction for a record-breaking $119.9 million. For a work so famous — and expensive, because, really, we all know that’s the true measure of merit — I have a few bones to pick with it. And it’s not the only one. Here are five works of art I would have done differently.