domingo, 26 de fevereiro de 2012


"You know the beautiful line by Oscar Wilde about the painter Turner, who painted so many foggy landscapes of London? Wilde said that before Turner there was no fog in London. And, you know, it's true. Because you take any piece of English literature before Turner, and nobody talks about the fog. You have no fog in Shakespeare, no fog in Ben Jonson. They never talk about it. But the day Turner decided to paint London the way he saw it – filled with a heavy fog – well, London had fog from that day forward, that's all. After Turner, in every English novel there is fog. And we are thankful to Turner for having discovered something that was obvious, but that none of us could see: that there is fog in London. Don't you think that's wonderful?"

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