WHY DID DONATELLO BREAK A STATUE INTO 100 PIECES? (Post No.6186)

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New Painters Anecdotes

A merchant of Genoa commissioned Donatello to carve for him a colossal head. When the model was finished the Genoa merchant objected to the price, saying that he had been engaged only a month on it, and the sum asked was equal to half a Florin a day.
Donatello, turning round, exclaimed that it was possible in a moment to destroy the work of a year, and with a sudden push he threw the head to the ground, where it broke into a hundred pieces.
It was clear, he said, that the purchaser ought to confine himself to vegetables and leave art alone.

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SHEDDING TEARS

The works of Millais, the painter, had been collected in a gallery in London, and a friend, Lady Constance Leslie, went early in the day to the exhibition. Going up the stairs, she encountered the painter going out with head bowed down. As she greeted him and he looked up she saw tears in his eyes .
“Ah, dear Lady Constance”, he said “you see me unmannered.
Well I am not ashamed of averring that in looking at my earliest pictures I have been overcome with chagrin that I so far failed in my maturity to fulfil the full forecast of my youth”.

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When Sir Humphrey Davy returned from a visit to Paris he was asked how the picture galleries had impressed him. “The finest collection of frames that I ever saw”, he said.

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‘I DON’T MIND’ – MARK TWAIN

Mark Twain once visited the artist Whistler in his studio and was looking over his pictures. He started to touch one canvas,
“Oh, cried Whistler, don’t touch that”.
“Don’t you see, it is not dry yet?”
“I don’t mind, said Mark Twain , I have gloves on”.
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O Keefe

The fine American painter Georgia O Keeffe, was slow in appreciating the monetary value of her work, and has never ceased to be somewhat indifferent to it. Characteristic of her reactions was the day when the first sale one of her pictures occurred. The canvas brought 400 dollars. Miss O Keeffe who was standing nearby while the transaction was completed, became pale; not because of the sum of money but at the thought that she would never see her painting again.

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Upside Down!


Whistler once undertook to get a fellow painter’s work into the autumn salon. He succeeded and the picture was hung. But the painter, going to see his master piece with Whistler on varnishing day, uttered a terrible oath when he beheld it!
“Good gracious,” he groaned.
“You are exhibiting my picture upside down”.
“Hush, said Whistler, the committee refused it the other way”.

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POVERTY KILLED A FAMOUS PAINTER


Correggio was yet in the prime of life when he completed his great work,
‘The Assumption of the Virgin’, which he painted on the ceiling of the dome of the cathedral at Parma. So ignorantly unappreciated was his masterly performance by the canons, his employers , that they not only refused the unfortunate artist the price they had agreed upon, but paid 500 crowns , which was all that they would allow, in copper.


Correggio was carrying home this money to his family who were living in great poverty in a neighbouring village, when overcome by the heat of the weather and the weight of his coppers , he was tempted to slake his thirst at a spring by the wayside , and the consequence was an inflammatory attack, which soon proved fatal.


Xxxx SUBHAM xxxxx

CAN DOCTORS ENJOY PAINTINGS? ‘NO’ (Post No.6172)

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CLASH BETWEEN THE FAMOUS TAMIL POET AND CHOZA KING (Post No.6155)

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31 BEAUTIFUL QUOTATIONS OF TIRUVALLUVAR (Post No.6124)

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March 2019 Good Thoughts Calendar


Festival/Holidays in March : 4 Maha Shivaratri, 15 Karadaiyan Nonbu, 20 Holi/ Kama Dahanam, 21 Panguni Uththiram.


Full moon day/ Purnima 20
New moon day/ Amavasya 6
Ekadasi Fasting days 2 and 17
Auspicious days 3,4,8,13,17,22,24,31

31 Quotations from Tamil Veda Tirukkural of Tiruvalluvar ,written at least 1500 years ago .

March 1 Friday

Agriculturists are the axil of the world- Kural 1032
March 2 Saturday

Fair earth laughs at idlers who lament ‘we are poor without food to eat’ Kural 1040


March 3 Sunday
What is there so painful as poverty? Kural 1041


March 4 Monday

One may be able to sleep in the midst of fire; but by no means in the midst of poverty – Kural 1049

March 5 Tuesday

Ask help for public good from generous people. If they don’t give it is their fault, not yours. Kural 1051


March 6 Wednesday

May the Creator perish wandering about if he has ordained begging too, as a means of existence. Kural 1062


March 7 Thursday

The great cool world will be moving like a lifeless puppet show if none asks for help Kural 1058

March 8 Friday

At a mere word the good melt; but the mean, like the sugarcane, yield only under pressure- Kural 1078
March 9 Saturday
The mean will not even shake off what sticks to their hands to any but those who would break their jaws with their clenched fists Kural 1077
March 10 Sunday

The judge gives capital punishment to wicked killers like removing weeds from a flourishing fieLd Kural 550


March 11 Monday
The world clings to the feet of the great leader who wields his sceptre with love for his subjects Kural 544


March 12 Tuesday

As the ultimate basis of the Vedas of the sages, and the Dharma of wisemen
Stands the straight sceptre of a just king Kural 543


March 13 Wednesday

Rains and harvest s are rich in the land ruled by the righteous sceptre of an able leader Kural 545
March 14 Thursday

Consider well, examine impartially, consult the wise; for this is the way to do justice to all Kural 541

March 15 Friday
He who is not forearmed against coming danger, shall repent his fault in the end Kural 535


March 16 Saturday
Concentrate the mind upon what you want to achieve ; it becomes easy then to attain it Kural 540


March 17 Sunday
The leader shield s the world; his justice shields him when unhampered Kural 547


March 18 Monday

If the ruler does not perform his protective function righteously,
The cows yield less, and the Brahmins forget their mantras. Kural 560
March 19 Tuesday
The heavens will not send forth showers in season,
If the king swerves from justice and righteousness Kural 559


March 20 Wednesday

The world has its being because of the existence of the grand and beautiful virtue 
Called graciousness 571


March 21 Thursday

Kind looks are an ornament to the eyes 575
March 22 Friday
Men of refined courtesy accept even a cup of poison and look cheerfully calm 580 ( Socrates and Lord Shiva) 580


March 23 Saturday

The world lives by the benign looks of loving hearts 572
March 24 Sunday

Of what use is the song that cannot be sung? Of what use is the eye that is wanting in grace? 575
March 25 Monday

Spies disguise themselves as ascetic s to gather secrets 586


March 26 Tuesday

The spies must be sent one by one, apart. If three spies agree, the information shall be confirmed 590
March 27 Wednesday

The reports given by one spy must be tested and verified through another spy 588
March 28 Thursday
Strong willed mental courage is manliness 600

March 29 Friday
Wealth will find its own way to the person of unfailing energy 594

March 30 Saturday
All thought should be the thought of rising high though it fails; it is of the nature of success 596
March 31 Sunday
The lotus stem is high according to water depth. A mans merit is the measure of his mental strength 595

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BONUS QUOTATIONS

Those four are pleasure boats of loss and ruin: procrastination, forgetfulness, idleness and dozing 605

The king who is free from sloth shall gain all that has been measured by the feet of Lord Vishnu 610

Leave no work undone; the world repudiates those that are remis in their duty 612

Effort will produce wealth; idleness will bring poverty 616

Misfortune is not a disgrace to any one, but not to learn to do a job is shameful 618

Ill luck resides with the indolent and good luck of the lotus deity Lakshmi with strenuous strivers 617

He does not suffer sorrow in sorrow, who does not look for pleasure in pleasure 629

–SUBHAM–

THANK GOD, HELL IS FULL! (Post No.6121)

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Operas and concerts

In Boston, the famous tenor Beniamino Gigli was singing ‘Faust’. The stage of the Boston Opera House was not adequately equipped as that of the Metropolitan. There was a trap door which sank down in order that Mephistopheles might conduct Faust to Hell. As Gigli stepped on this and began to sink, something went wrong and he became struck midway and could not get any further, though he made every effort to squeeze through. In the midst of the predicament which was now clearly evident to all the audience, the voice of a slightly inebriated Irishman roared from the top gallery,

“Thank God. I am safe at last! Hell is full!”

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ONE MAN AUDIENCE

Brahm’s kindness often revealed a finely imaginative quality. During his concert in Hungary with Joachim, the audience one evening consisted of a solitary man. The violinist was all for giving him back his money and closing before the start.

“No, said Brahms, our unique partisan does not deserve such disrespect. Let us go on with the program”. So they began, and soon were enthusiastically playing whatever their fortunate solo audience suggested.

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JUNK ORCHESTRA AND WHITE FLAG!

A story is told by Deems Taylor about the first performance in Carnegie Hal of the extremely modernistic Ballet Mechanique, by George Antheil. The composition may be classed as an extreme of extremes; and among unorthodox instruments augmenting the orchestra were ten grand pianos, six xylophones, a player piano, fire alarm siren, an airplane propeller and several automobile klaxons.

The audience, which had been attentive and quiet previously, began to fidget after the start of the music. The general excitement and consternation mounted, until finally, after eight minutes of the composition, a man in one of the front rows raised a white handkerchief tied to his cane. Where upon the entire audience burst into laughter.

Xxxxxx SUBHAM xxxx

Angry Woman’s Trick to Trap the Editor! (Post N0.6107)

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I Speak to 30 million people through Pencil! (Post No.6091)

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SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

–subham–

GOD’S GIFT TO NEWSPAPER WOMEN (Post No.6087)

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SEVEN THORNS THAT PRICKS EVERYONE’S MIND! (Post No.6081)



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‘I write when the Spirits Command me’ – William Blake (Post No.6040)

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William Blake, English mystic, poet and artist, said
I write when commanded by the spirits, and the moment I have written I see the words fly about the room in all directions. It is then published and the spirits can read. My manuscripts are of no further use I have been tempted to burn my manuscripts, but my wife wont let me.

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Shakespeare Imitation!


At the Garrick Club in London the witty librettist W S Gilbert was once making light of Shakespeare, to the horror of most of those surrounding him.
All right, then, said Gilbert in answer to their protests,
Let us take this passage for example
I would as lief be thrust through a quickest hedge,
As cry Plosh, to a callow throstle

Why that is perfectly clear, insisted one of his hearers, rising to the defence of the bard.
It just means this bird lover would rather get himself all scratched up in the thorny bush than disturb the birds song. What play is the passage from?
No play, said Gilbert, I made it up — and jolly good Shakespeare too.

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Boileau in presenting a poet to M. d ‘Hemery, addressed him,
Sir, I present to you a person who will give you immortality; but you must give him something to live upon in the meantime.

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Proof Reading !


On the subject of proof reading some authors are a menace to their publishers,
While others suffer from legitimate grievances. In one such instance the author , Ward Dorance, wrote to his publishers on the subject of proofs of his book,
In all the proof that has reached me windrow has been spelt Window, if, in ,the bound book windrow still appears as window, then neither rain nor hail, nor gloom of night nor fleets of riot squads will prevent me from assassinating the man who is responsible. If the coward hides beyond my finding, I shall step into Scribner’s and merely shoot up the place, Southern style

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Thomas Hardy

The import of Thomas Hardy’s birth was so little appreciated that he was thrown aside for dead. Presently he must have been so in fact, had not the nurse glancing up from attending the mother, cried out suddenly,
Dead! Stop a minute. He is alive enough sure!

Xxx Subham xxxx