Vali Myers Quotes

Vali Myers
  • Vali Myers

  • Date of birth: August 02, 1930
  • Died: February 12, 2003
  • Born: in Canterbury, Sydney, Australia.

  • Description: Vali Myers was an Australian artist who specialized in fine pen and ink drawings, born in Canterbury, Sydney.

    Vali was a flamboyant artist who divided her life between her adopted home of Melbourne, the Hotel Chelsea in New York City, and a 14th century cottage in her valley near Il Porto (Positano), Italy. She was acquainted with Tennessee Williams, Salvador Dalí, Django Reinhardt, Jean Cocteau, and Jean Genet, among many others. Vali died in Melbourne after a short battle with cancer at the age of 72.

    On 18 January 2003 The Age newspaper printed an article about the artist's life. The article concluded with the following quote from Vali Myers: "I've had 72 absolutely flaming years. It (the illness) doesn't bother me at all, because, you know love, when you've lived like I have, you've done it all. I put all my effort into living; any dope can drop dead. I'm in the hospital now, and I guess I'll kick the bucket here. Every beetle does it, every bird, everybody. You come into the world and then you go."