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She’s armed with a good quote…

May 14, 2011

Quick quiz: The tattoo on the arm of actress Emily Browning, seen here at the Cannes Film Festival, says…

a) I’d like to thank my agent and manager…

b) When I’m 80, this will be a flabby, blurry smear…

c) If you can read this, you’re too close….

d) Note to self: never drink ouzo again…

e) A blessed unrest that keeps us marching…

Yeah, sorry about that, I wish it could have been wackier, but it’s the last choice.

It’s part of a quote about artists, which goes, “There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others…”

It is a very nice quote, so I’d feel guilty really doing a number on it.

Still, I have to believe Browning attributes the quote to its proper source, and I wonder where on her body she actually finishes it off with the name of famed dancer Martha Graham.

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Cast member Emily Browning arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film “Sleeping Beauty”, by director Julia Leigh, in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Thanks for the quote, BG. The “a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others…” would be really good printed on a card. To identify those of us not of the zombie clan!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

You know, it might not be a bad thing to have the small print tattoo. If she should get a tad bit of arm flab at 80, the print might get bigger. Large Print Edition tattoos for easier reading!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

I think I’ll get one of them.

“No matter where you go, there you are.”

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive
 

“a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the other…but not before my morning coffee and doughnuts so until then please leave me alone. Arrrgh.”

Did anyone see “Sucker Punch”? From the previews the outfit she wore looks…nice. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

@jclimacus: Joyce, especially Ulysses, is a good choice. Punctuation, I imagine, really hurts.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

maybe BG is getting some of his favorite blog quotes tatooed while he’s on vacation ;)

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

Hope you’re having a great vaca, BG!

I understand there were several other phrases she considered before choosing that somewhat self-congratulatory one..

a.

Posted by flamenquito | Report as abusive
 

Oh, so this is the chick from Sucker Punch.. aha..
You know, that first pic looked like that was some print placed at the bottom of the pic… at first glance, thats what I thought..
pardon me, i am still having my tea.. :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

For some reason the words pretentious, self-absorbed and and narcissistic spring readily to mind.
Can’t think why.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Thanks for all of the clarification. I was getting very confused. You see, I thought this was a pic of a mannequin headed for the Goofy Face Wax Museum and the tattoo said, “Extremely flammable. Do not place near fire or flame.”

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