Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Beware of Artists and Perhaps Quotes, Too


I'm a quote nut.  I collect quotes--have done for years.  I have favorite quotes scribbled on scraps of papers stuck in my datebook and some journals, as well.  We have two chalkboards in our kitchen--one large and one small--that I rotate different quotes and inspirational sayings.  I just love quotes.

So when I saw this great quote posted by one of my friends on Facebook, I just had to copy it and show it to you.


It's just too perfect!  However, as far as I can figure out, she never said it.  Perhaps I just haven't looked in the right place.  But I have  now checked all my favorite quote sites on the internet and a few extra just to be safe and, for the life of me, I can't find it.  I did however find a similar quote attributed to her on many, many sites that has a similar feel.

I would venture to warn against
too great intimacy with artists as it is
very seductive and a little dangerous.
--Queen Victoria

Well, you have now all been warned.  I have never thought of myself as dangerous, but I suppose some may disagree!

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl


10 comments:

  1. Hehe, it's like "Let Them Eat Cake" ... ah, the things people never actually say!

    I do like the quote, though, regardless of who did or didn't actually say it XD

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    1. Silly me! I've heard that quote so often that I never looked it up to see if it was actually real! Thanks for putting me straight.

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  2. Hi Cheryl
    This is too funny, always knew I was strange but did not consider myself dangerous! Found the following which might be of interest:

    “This isn’t by Queen Victoria… It’s a garbled paraphrase of a letter written in 1845 by King Leopold of Belgium *to* Queen Victoria: ‘dealings with artists, for instance, require great prudence; they are acquainted with all classes of society, and for that reason dangerous; they are hardly ever satisfied, and when you have too much to do with them, you are sure to have des ennuis’ — Leopold to Victoria, 10 October 1845. Because it’s found in a volume of Victoria’s letters, it has been misattributed to her “
    'ennuis' translates as trouble so guess we artists are 'troublesome' folk!

    Wendy

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    1. Ahhhh, so it was Uncle Leopold who said something similar! Thanks for doing some more research for me, Wendy. It's quite fascinating.

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  3. That Vicky had her finger on the pulse you know ;o) I know I'm dangerous as I nearly sliced the tip of my finger off the other day... *ahem*

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    1. Eeek! Try not to be that dangerous, Katy! We want you to stay all in one piece.

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  4. I'm a quote saver as well. Loved it..
    Hugs

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    1. A kindred spirit! I should have known, Kay!!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  5. This is wonderful Cheryl! I don't collect quotes, but I find things like this quite interesting :)

    I am quite dangerous as an artist, but only to myself. Just the other day I was needle felting eyelids onto a new bird piece that I made for TBAI. Let's just say poking yourself with barbed needles is unpleasant :)

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    1. Ouch! I can't even count how many times I've stuck myself with needle-felting needles. Not my favorite part of being a bear-maker.

      Looking forward to seeing you at TBAI!
      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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