Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The key to the greatness of novelists, though, had always been their limitations: "They knew one thing—one country, at most—and were saturated with it."
— John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
It’s probably the understatement of all time, but I have not rushed these books. They’ve taken the amount of time that’s necessary to show what I wanted to show. What would be the point of the books if I didn’t do them properly?
— Robert Caro, "Robert A. Caro on the means and ends of power," The New York Times Magazine
Monday, April 8, 2019
I was going to ask if you and Lily remember when he was like this as a kid, but I'm a little off on the geography.
— Sid on Ken
Sunday, April 7, 2019
He's like an architect but instead of bricks he uses knick-knacks.
— Lily riffing, "mapping," on Wikipedia entry "Mark Manders is a Dutch artist. At first, he studied graphic design until age eighteen. He changed his mind and decided to be a writer but with objects instead of words."
Saturday, April 6, 2019
We just go to eat and then walk around the Walmart.
— Cory, "Dega Don’t," Queer Eye
Friday, April 5, 2019
Feeling that the perception was as important as the reality.
— A. Scott Berg, Lindbergh
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Is it still the art?
— Richard Minsky on Dieter Roth's cheese not being allowed to mold and rot in collections. Is it still his art or is it now the curators. He also commented on how the pieces were meant to degrade over a lifespan. Paraphrasing: "maybe they should have frozen him along with the work."
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
But the ferry is only a nickel.
— Joe Rogan paraphrasing Terence Mckenna, "Joe Rogan Experience #1276 - Ben Shapiro"
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Book of business.
Monday, April 1, 2019
I remember the winter how cold it got
I could never get warm wherever I was
but I don't remember the summer heat like that
— W.S. Merwin "Remembering Summer," MTA Poetry in Motion poster
Sunday, March 31, 2019
This moment could be the only moment over the last 100 years or the next 100 years, when it's appropriate for somebody like me to be in this conversation.
— Pete Buttigieg on FOX News Sunday on a Facebook ad
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Raise your hand if ninjas are your favorite thing.
— Random throwaway line Ben Stiller's character's kid says over FaceTime, The Meyerowitz Stories
Friday, March 29, 2019
It's great to see you both, it's my last day.
— Parm waiter Colin C.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
John Samuelsen, whose name is misspelled on his badge.
— J. David Goodman, "A Secretive Dinner Where $25,000 Buys Access to Cuomo (and Filet Mignon)," The New York Times
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
John Lindsay had been the tallest mayor of New York City, measuring 6-foot-4, until Mr. de Blasio took office.
— Jeffery C. Mays, "Brooklyn Wins Bragging Rights to the World’s Tallest Politician," The New York Times
Monday, March 25, 2019
His mantra has always been, what does the audience want to see? And then he tries to give it to them.
— Steve Kroft, "Samuel L. Jackson," 60 Minutes
Sunday, March 24, 2019
I thought you said spaghetti tic tac mac and cheese.
— Lily in a low voice making fun of me when I mishear her
Saturday, March 23, 2019
I'm just going to poop on the table and then say "bind this, book boy."
Friday, March 22, 2019
I suppose I could shop if my nose isn't too runny.
— Lily in a text