Polly Thayer (Starr) Search

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“It is such a consuming business, the internal development of what you want to say, that it takes...absorbs everything you’ve got.”

“Mostly things that you see aren’t sharp against each other, they’re blurred.  You only sharpen the ones that you want to look at… There’s a French saying, “Tout dire, c’est ennuyer”:  If you’re saying everything, you’re a bore.  If you’re picking out something, if you want to make a statement, then you need to focus on some one point in it.”

 “Painting, for me, was a way of understanding what I saw.”