"I don't like slick, I don't like clever" says Rose Wylie in an interview with MK Palomar.
Commenting on Wylie's habit of writing in her art, Palomar notes: "It's interesting coz alot of times...when people paint words on canvases... it's telling you something... and yet somehow your not, your subverting that even?"
Wylie replies: "I don't like knowledge being shoved on by quoting Plato or Homer. I think it's pathetic. If the painting doesn't work without shoving Homer on it, then you should make the painting better"
...from Homer's Iliad, the epic recitation of the final fifty days of the Trojan War.