Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The only question is whether these lookers back will be ourselves a few years hence or our remote descendants.
— Donald Griffin via Ethology
Monday, February 18, 2013
The atheist among the aristocrats, on the other hand, raises his hat when he passes a church.
— Adolf Loos, Ornament and Crime
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Apparently the brain comes knowing how to see at birth, but can ‘forget.’
— Jame Gould, Ethology
Saturday, February 16, 2013
— Band of Horses, “The Funeral”
Friday, February 15, 2013
Strong bold patterns covered objects made with simple, confident directness.
— Paul Greenhalgh, “Alternative Histories”
Thursday, February 14, 2013
In fact there are no accidents in history.
— Esther da Costa Meyer
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Because there’s no other way to play it.
— Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture”
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
They seem tremendously proud of each other.
— Konrad Lorenz, King Solomon’s Ring
Monday, February 11, 2013
But she’s a stranger intruding on his territory.
— Hugh Falkus, Signals For Survival
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The deepest problems of modern life flow from the attempt of the individual to maintain the independence and individuality of his existence against the sovereign powers of society, against the weight of the historical heritage and the external culture and technique of life.
— Georg Simmel, “The Metropolis and Mental Life”
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.
— Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump
Friday, February 8, 2013
Your knowledge (the knowledge you may have of Parisian topography) struggles with your perception, and in a sense, that is what intelligence is: to reconstitute, to make memory and sensation cooperate so as to produce in your mind a simulacrum of Paris.
— Roland Barthes, The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Ben is back.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I would argue that artifice, openly expressed, is the only true “authenticity” an artist can lay claim to.
— Michael Chabon, “Wes Anderson’s Worlds,” The New York Review of Books
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
That in the more important concerns of their lives the animals are in great part guided by knowledge that they individually have not gathered from experience.
— Douglas Spalding, Instinct: With Original Observations on Young Animals
Monday, February 4, 2013
All biology is either animal behavior or plumbing.
— James Gould
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wear your mother’s vest.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
That lifes a dream.
— Elle King, “Good to Be a Man”
Friday, February 1, 2013
A decent human being.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Other signs of accumulating electrostatic charge include small rocks jumping about.
— Wilderness and Rescue Medicine