After spending all day at Norwood, when I got back to flat I saw a schoolgirl going into the shop opposite and thought - most schoolgirls are more or less the same - i.e. most human beings are more or less the same except in matters of detail. To want to be an artist (= to be an artist or to find oneself an artist?) is to want to disprove this fact as best as possible. The artist isn’t special (“ that rare and curious bird” - Royal College(!)) he is merely one of the very few sorts of people who has the opportunity to create something personal and unique and in so doing attempt to prove that all humans are not all quite the same.
Humphrey Boyle came tonight. A great man - lovely, original, enlightened (a new type of business man - he says) - he looked at my pictures in a very enlightened way, and seemed impressed.