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Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Sep 18 17:13:15 BST 2015


On Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:46:14 -0400, "fishman at panix.com"
<fishman at panix.com> wrote:

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>Sent from my iPad
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>> On Sep 17, 2015, at 10:25, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
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>> There's a famous quotation, which I am irritatingly unable to track down
>> at the moment (a hideous viral lurgy is interfering with my Google-fu)
>> to the effect that only when you understand the rules so thoroughly that
>> you can't break them by accident, are you ready to break them on
>> purpose.
>> 
>> If anyone knows who said it, I'd be obliged.  I thought it was in my
>> quote file, but it seems to have escaped.
>
>I am not sure who said it, but I think that it was about abstract art and in particular the art of Pablo Picasso.

Again, quite likely but not the one I'm thinking of; this was explicitly
about writing.


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