Charles Thomson Quotes (6 quotes)
Milner, Frank (ed): The Stuckists Punk Victorian [National Museums Liverpool, 2005], p. 134
From The Turner Prize manifesto (2000), co-written with Billy Childish
“He disrupted things and that's fine, but now things have been shaken up so much that it's been shaken up into little bits and the little bits have been shaken up into even smaller bits. We are saying let's put it all back together.”
Richard Moss, Stuckist's Punk Victorian gatecrashes Walker's Biennial 24hourmuseum.org.uk, 2004-09-17. Accessed 2007-02-01.
Dalya Alberge, One Man and His Boat Sail into a Storm over the Turner The Times, 2005-12-06.
“The result of walking round Tate Modern is not an experience of the marvel of creative profundity which gives meaning to life, but more akin to the detritus of a dryly analytical bureaucrat reverting to an infantile stage during an extended breakdown.”
Interview with Charles Thomson of the Stuckists artistica.com, 2006-01-29.
“There are only a few images that are not forced to provide meaning, or have to go through the filter of a specific idea.”
Photography, or the Writing of Light (2000)
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCharles Thomson
Born: November 29, 1729
Died: August 16, 1824 (aged 94)
Bio: Charles Thomson was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its existence.
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