And you sleep out every night.
— Harry McClintock, "Big Rock Candy Mountain"
Well, ain’t this place a geographical oddity.
— Ulysses Everett McGill, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Inherently interpretive endeavor.
— Nicole Elder
We don’t know why this genealogy stays.
— M.Arch. Student Juror
Desire precedes everything we do, right?
— Thom Mayne in conversation with Leebeus Woods, “Talking with Thom Mayne”
There are certain stories that begin in earnest only when they seem to reach an end.
— Alan Feuer, "The Secret Life of a Society Maven,“ The New York Times
Sat down helpless before a mechanical sequence.
— Henry Adams via The Tower and the Bridge
It’s an occupation that prolongs one’s life.
— Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Fuentes, Universal Writer
The champion of all Western liars.
— J. Frank Dobie via The Life And Adventures of James P. Beckwourth: Mountaineer, Scout, and Pioneer, and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians
It’s still in the wall.
— Caroline Cassells Harris
To really absorb as much as she could.
— Chika Okeke-Agulu
It’s like a printer, it really doesn’t care.
— Sigrid Adriaenssens
Smithson argued for the equally positive value of each moment of the artistic process - a value that, if granted, would make it impossible to isolate the artistic process from the art object.
— Jennifer Roberts, Mirror Travels: Robert Smithson and History
Maybe you only live there for 10 minutes, but you live there.
— Lebbeus Woods via “Ever the Visionary, Lebbeus Woods Gets Real”
It sucks to be dead.
— Charlie Brandts
— BLDGBLOG, “Building in a Bottle”
It’s depressing and old but I like it.
— Kristin Cotter
Final review with Jeff would be like Godzilla.
— Michael Meredith
Well, wondering is part of the experience
— Martin Puryear via Martin Puryear/John Elderfield
What I’m focusing on now is discovering what is going to give the work validity on its own.
— Martin Puryear, Young American Artists via Martin Puryear/John Elderfield