Thursday, 27 May 2010

Um just learned (when searching James Joyce tattoos... yea) that Johnny Depp has a quote from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man tattooed on his wrist. COOL.

Here's a pic of it:

Ah. So cool. As you may know, Portrait is my favorite book of all time. And I have dreams of one day getting a James Joyce tattoo. Though, it would be really small. Anyways, the Johnny Depp tattoo comes from the end of the book when Stephen is trying to explain to Cranly why he's fleeing Ireland,

"You have asked me what I would do and what I would not do.
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do.
I will not serve that in which I no longer believe whether it call
my home, my fatherland of my church: and I will try to express
myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly
as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself-
silence, excile and cunning."

Wow after rereading that Depp's tattoo becomes amazing. What a perfect passage to live ones life by, especially if you're an artist. Ahhhhh!

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