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    Yes, madam, Nature is creeping up.
    —James Mcneill Whistler (1834–1903)

    When we of the so-called better classes are scared as men were never scared in history at material ugliness and hardship; when we put off marriage until our house can be artistic, and quake at the thought of having a child without a bank-account and doomed to manual labor, it is time for thinking men to protest against so unmanly and irreligious a state of opinion.
    —William James (1842–1910)

    Ruskin’s counsel: The labour of two days ... is that for which you ask two hundred guineas?
    Whistler: No: I ask it for the knowledge of a lifetime.
    —James Mcneill Whistler (1834–1903)

    You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you’re perfectly safe.
    —James Mcneill Whistler (1834–1903)