"Everything I've liked has always failed in some way." last.fm
Today, Richey has been walking the streets of Paris with some Rimbaud lines about mutilation scrawled across his arse.
“Rim-bored. Rim-bough. How do you say it?”
“Rimbaud”, I say, in French.
“I insist he’s called Rim-bough. Sounds better than Rambo. Like Americans always say Von Gogh ‘Von Go’,”
That other self-mutilating asylum-dwelling artist…
“And make the ‘Go’ go on forever: ‘G-o-o-o-o-o’. It’s Van Goff to me. I know it’s wrong but I don’t care. One thing I am f***ed off about, being misrepresented, is I don’t think people believe I read books. I think they don’t even - it’s all they all the time isn’t it? I don’t know who ‘they’ are - but they think the quotes just come with the sleeve, and I don’t even choose them. I am not stupid. I might come across as stupid. That’s nothing to do with academic qualifications. I think there’s a difference between intelligence and knowledge.”
Shades of the David Thewlis character from “Naked”, here.
“There are plenty of people with letters after their name who only know figures and dates. It’s possible to know a lot of facts but not know anything at all. I think you can have no qualifications to your name and be one of the most intelligent people in the world.”