At the very moment of stuckness, if you just stop and look around you, you’ll find the world is very real.
— Robert Pirsig, old NPR interview
Every day next year.
— Lily
In a witch’s world, conventional metrics of success and failure are immaterial. Return to the fraught and petty cycle of reincarnation
— Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Beautiful Frog, 2015, Whitney Biennial 2017
I am not drinking any fucking Merlot.
— Paul Giamatti, Sideways
The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed
— Amos Tversky via “You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour,’” The New York Times
Previous images of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site have revealed personnel playing volleyball, but never before in three concurrent games.
— William J. Broad, “Activity Spotted at North Korea Nuclear Test Site: Volleyball,” The New York Times
Let me get my phone… I call my glass of wine my phone.
— Sid
Got a duck main course and it was dry and very small (which is ironic because ducks are big and swim!)
— One of Lily’s Yelp reviews
We're going to get a visit from the fire department.
— Disappointed building guy on intercom because other building guy’s radio was off
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe (watched with Kristin, Sarah, and her brother)
I don’t know if it was intended or a byproduct of the collage process that assembled her features, but there is something mysterious in Monique’s gaze. A Mona Lisa effect.
— Annabelle Gurwitch, “Annabelle Gurwitch on family — the one you’re born with, and the one on your book cover,” Los Angeles Times
Say what you will; I don’t mind it.
— Paul on a James Franco painting of a fat squirrel at TDC
How’s it going?
— Nico
— Unopened box of girl scout cookies we found on the street
A little pot of people.
— Charlotte on the 3 sisters sitting on an ottoman for a photo
Yo Bingo, we out.
— Lily as one chicken to another chicken
And what about these trucks? What do they do when no one is using them? What do they think about? Do they have families? Do they like the riverside?
— Lily singing while driving
I didn’t even know they were real! I just thought they were the thing on the quarters… If you kill one you get arrested. And they’re the mascot of our country. And I saw one.
— Lily on bald eagles
I’ve been going sandwich crazy.
— Lily on trying every sandwich from Joe’s
Talas book supplies.
— Pan