The world is a cliche. The more unique and surprising something is, the less likely it is to be true.
There were colours in the sunset last night that even an amateur watercolourist would have thought too obvious – lilac and aubergine, salmon and dusty rose, apricot and clementine – nature at its most gloriously insipid.
The task of the artist is not to be original. It is to show the true banality of the world and give it the illusion of novelty.