"And the first ..." Quote of Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?"

Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. The Conundrum of the Workshops, Barrack-Room Ballads (1892). Referring to "Our father Adam," who "sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mould."