James McNeill Whistler Quote
A group from Glasgow sought in 1891 to purchase his portrait of Thomas Carlyle was shocked that Whistler's price was 1000 guineas. A spokesman countered that the portrait was not even life size. Whistler replied, 'But, you know, few men are life size.'
Tom Prideaux and Time-Life Books, The World of Whistler (1970) - posthumous published