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Quoted: George W. Bush on his painting skills

“By the way that’s not that easy to paint, water hitting water, just so you know. . . It may reflect my precocious nature, me painting myself in the bathtub and the shower.”

— George W. Bush in an interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC News, joke-bragging about his skills at his surprising new retirement hobby. “Painting has changed my life in an unbelieveably positive way. I look at colors differently and I see shadows,” he added. “The interesting lesson is that you can keep learning in life. Someone said to me, ‘Man, you deserve to rest.’ And I don’t want to rest. I want to follow the example of [his father] President 41, and sprint to the grave.” (Also at Post Politics: George W. Bush: Paintings ‘reflect my precocious nature’)

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