There Are Different Reasons Why A Grandparent and Family Portrait Painting Are Made

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    This is the essential distinction—even opposition—between the painting and the film: the painting is composed subjectively, the film objectively. However highly we rate the function of the scenario writer—in actual practice it is rated very low—we must recognize that the film is not transposed directly and freely from the mind by means of a docile medium like paint, but must be cut piece-meal out of the lumbering material of the actual visible world.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)

    Giles Lacey: I say, old boy, I’m trying to find exactly what your wife does do.
    Maxim de Winter: She sketches a little.
    Giles Lacey: Sketches. Oh not this modern stuff, I hope. You know, portrait of a lamp shade upside down to represent a soul in torment.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896–1955)

    With what reason remains he reasons ill.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    If grandparents want to have a meaningful and constructive role, the first lesson they must learn is that becoming a grandparent is not having a second chance at parenthood!
    Eda Le Shan (20th century)

    There was books too.... One was “Pilgrim’s Progress,” about a man that left his family it didn’t say why. I read considerable in it now and then. The statements was interesting, but tough.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)