On Writers, Artists, and Bureaucrats

This post is part of my On Thoughts series. Here are some thoughts on writers.

It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read.
– Anita Brookner

He’s a writer for the ages – for the ages 4 to 8.
– Dorothy Parker

As a novelist, I tell stories, and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
– Martin Cruz Smith

Here are some thoughts on painters.

When one is painting one does not think.
– Raphael

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
– Joan Miro

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
– Edmond de Goncourt

Here are some thoughts on bureaucrats.

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
– Mary McCarthy

Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
– Joseph Schumpeter

Guidelines for bureaucrats:
1. When in charge, ponder.
2. When in trouble, delegate.
3. When in doubt, mumble.
– James Boren

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