Monday, December 3, 2012
But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are just by being alive.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, “The Most Astounding Fact”
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Why take a “path that is no longer a path,” especially if it only leads to self-description?
— Manfredo Tafuri, The Sphere and the Labrynth
Saturday, December 1, 2012
That’s my new favorite camel.
— Stephen, The Brothers Bloom
Friday, November 30, 2012
When it comes time to act, our robust animal realism will always dominate.
— George Sher, "But I Could Be Wrong"
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Who’s that man?
— Kumar, Bottle Rocket
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Even when people are together, they’re occupying their own space.
— P. Adam Sitney
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Like breathing was easy.
— The xx, “Angels”
Monday, November 26, 2012
There is always a group of solutions, one of which is the best under certain conditions.
— Karl Gerstner, “Designing Programmes”
Sunday, November 25, 2012
All normal buildings are unique solutions to specific problems.
— Reyner Banham, The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Where the handouts grow on bushes.
And you sleep out every night.
— Harry McClintock, “In the Big Rock Candy Mountains”
Friday, November 23, 2012
A room is not an incubator to be sterilized of all foreign germs. The forms of life, past and present, shall be given an opportunity to interact.
— Siegfried Giedion, Mechanization Takes Command
Thursday, November 22, 2012
How strange to think of India!
Wealth is nothing but lack of people.
— Robert Bly, “Sunday in Glastonbury"
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I’m talking about taking it out and chopping it up.
— Royal Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
In 1965 Le Corbusier drowned swimming in the sea.
— Adolfo Natalini, “How Great Architecture Was In 1966”
Monday, November 19, 2012
Edgar Degas purchased once
A fine El Greco, which he kept
Against the wall beside his bed
To hang his pants on while he slept.
— Richard Wilbur, “Museum Piece”
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I listen to my words, but they fall far below.
— Cat Stevens, “The Wind”
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I do not know. Possibly in the belief it’d make him more dead.
— Rooster Cogburn, True Grit
Friday, November 16, 2012
Grounds & Buildings
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A rational extension of the old religious systems, of old tales, and above all of psychoanalysis, into architectural expression becomes more an more urgent as all the reasons for becoming impassioned disappear.
— Gilles Ivain, “Formulary for a New Urbanism”
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Like many magical people, they have nephews.
— P. Adam Sitney