03 April 2006

"Art is whatever the artist says it is" and other quotable quotes

After discovering that I have this blog, a friend of mine Googled me last night in order to find its URL, which of course, was not possible since my full name does not appear here. However, he did find the MySpace page of one of my former students, who, surprisingly enough, actually took notes on the things I said in class, and then posted the pithy bits to her blog. As it turns out, I think that they are both funny and pointed. If you follow the link, I recommend first muting your speakers so as not to be subjected to the horrible rock 'n' roll music that she has blaring on her page. You'll also need to scroll down a bit. My quotes are on the right-hand side. And, by the way, I don't condone any of the other content on her site. Here they are.
And in the "art" vein, this:

[Thomas] Kinkade testified in a deposition that excessive drinking and "some normal rowdy talk" had taken place, but he denied touching the woman. "But you've got to remember," he said, "I'm the idol to these women who are there." In the recent arbitration case, he also testified that he had never claimed to be perfect.

Via Amy Welborn.