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Mark Twain

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Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
This quote, in both this and a slightly different form, is also attributed to Robert Benchley.

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Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) Clemens

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

Robert Benchley

Here I am quite alone amongst the Oaks and solitudes of Helmingham Park. I have taken quiet possession of the parsonage finding it quite empty. A woman comes up from the farm house (where I eat) and makes the bed; and I am left at liberty to wander were I please during the day. There are abundance of fine trees of all sort; through the place upon the whole affords good objects [rather] than fine scenery, but I can badly judge yet what I may have to shew You. I have made one of two... drawing that may be useful. I shall not come home yet.

John Constable

I rather feel that painting is a form of drawing and the painting that I like has a form of drawing to it. I don’t see how it could be disassociated from the nature of drawing.. ..I find in many cases a drawing has been the subject of the painting – that would be a preliminary stage to that particular painting.. ..the painting can develop something that is not at all related to the drawing and have no particular mood about it at all; it’s just a cool kind of reality that has a series of involvements within it; and the pure excitement of those things happening within this form is enough for that particular panting..

Franz Kline

“What of this God whom we command, to bless our colourded flag and land, so busy drawing lines in sand that we don’t think and understand.”

Dawud Wharnsby
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