Sunday, December 3, 2017
The perfect is the enemy of the good.
— Celine Lombardi quoting her teacher
Saturday, December 2, 2017
or the unrealized potential of an art Object –>
— a bullet point under “(3) What is the critical project of making a pointing,” Notes by Owens and Asha Schechter, Owens, Laura
Friday, December 1, 2017
Which you can't will.
— John Baldessari on #2 "You have to be possessed," A Brief History of John Baldessari
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Good New York instincts.
— David Reinfurt on me grabbing two window seats
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Why are transformers not real?
— Kid to mom on sidewalk
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
She said, "Everyone is going to try to tell you not to do it. Curators, art historians, galleries, collectors, they're all going to make you feel like you're doing something wrong. But you know what, if we all quit making art, they'd all be out of jobs." It was really Team Art. It was cool.
— Eric Palgon, Owens, Laura
Monday, November 27, 2017
Nearly every document and image within it was selected not only to elaborate her history but also to open onto a more general case. At least that was the criterion by which we hoped generousity and scholarship might forstall narcissism and anecdote for its own sake.
— Scott Rothkopf, "Introduction," Owens, Laura
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Eternity, said Frankie Lee
— Bob Dylan, “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest”
Saturday, November 25, 2017
I really do enjoy life.
— Sid at the Isle of Capri
Friday, November 24, 2017
Then I'd go home and lay on my bed and I'd think, what do they want, what do they want, what do they want, what do they want.
— Jim Carrey, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Actually has a cotton like feel to it... Actually has a convex topping and a rectangular silhouette.
— Announcer on the 2017 National Dog Show
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Who’s this, your body guard?
— Man to his friend’s kid in the Arthur Bryant’s line
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
I couldn’t find an empty corner.
— Mom on lack of empty corners to do a particular stretch
Monday, November 20, 2017
Victorian Alison Jr., Beachside Bungalow, Vermont Farmhouse Jr., Victoria's Farmhouse, The Victorian Painted Lady.
— Dollhouse sets at Hobby Lobby
Sunday, November 19, 2017
In Africa you can just die.
— Judy on CPAP machines
Saturday, November 18, 2017
It’s well put.
— Grandpa Jack on unreasonable angry tenant email
Friday, November 17, 2017
I didn’t like that when you were done with something you watched it.
— Chris Ware on animation on Charlie Rose
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Gap brain. Gap toes. Gap music. Gap food. Gap building. Gap town. Gap egg.
— Lily after seeing Gap Body
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
At the time, I believed that shyness was very important, but now I know that shyness is one of the evils one must try to overcome, that in reality to be shy doesn’t matter—it is like so many other things to which one gives an exaggerated importance.
— Jorge Luis Borges, “Blindness,” Selected Non-Fictions
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
In fact, the form of the work of art gains its aesthetic validity precisely in proportion to the number of different perspectives from which it can be viewed and understood. These give it a wealth of different resonances and echoes without impairing its original essence.
— Umberto Eco, The Open Work