We just love this “story.”
“There was a trial once when the artist Whistler sued a man for liable [sic] about remarks he made concerning the fees Whistler charged for his paintings.
‘Can you tell me,’ the opposing lawyer asked, ‘how long it took you to complete your painting?’
Whistler replied, ‘two days.’
‘And you expect 200 guineas for your two days work?’
‘No, I expect it for the knowledge of a lifetime.'”
~ Perry Mason
*[sic] congratulations to our reader who caught the grammar error in the quoted closed captions. [sic] should be “libel.”