As poet Charles Bernstein put it, "A piece of paper with nothing on it has a definite economic value. If you print a poem on it, this value is lost."
— Maggie Nelson, On Freedom
— Sephora
Rancière's formulation that “an art is emancipated and emancipating when ... it stops wanting to emancipate us" served as my enduring guide.
— Maggie Nelson, On Freedom
Kind of like a starting point to do whatever you want.
— Bráulio Amado
And I actually think AI is not going to be the primary creator of music. I think we’re going to actually face the reality that it’s not that music has been around for thousands of years, but musicians and music has been around. We actually care to know who’s the musician that created it, just like we want to know who’s the artist, human artist that created a piece of art.
— Lex Fridman, "Bill Ackman: Investing, Financial Battles, Harvard, DEI, X & Free Speech | Lex Fridman Podcast #413"
I try to actually show the thing I am describing or writing about, whenever I can.
— Larry Buchanan, New York Times bio page
Hyde, who suggested that Young's sincerity made him more dangerous than Joseph Smith.
— John G. Turner, Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet
"2024", reflects the year of the exhibition and the 20 x 24 Polaroid size.
— @galeriaalta
Because we need a witness to our lives.
— Susan Sarandon's answer for "Why is it, do you think, that people get married" in Shall We Dance? via @le_kayal
When we speak of friends we've lost,' said Burgin (via Dick), 'we speak inevitably of ourselves.'
— @nyreviewofarch
Being able to recycle unused sketches is probably the best feeling I can have.
— Jim Tierney
annual campaign to bring back heart shaped books
— @maryakanakis
Anderson, who asked that verbal tics like “uh” and “um” not be excised from his quotes, told me that he had always admired how Criterion covers tended to be “more adventurous than, uh, what a movie studio would be inclined to go with.”
— Joshua Hunt, "Sure, It Won an Oscar. But Is It Criterion?," The New York Times Magazine*
Questions of authenticity were central to antebellum American culture. In a market economy dependent on merchants and banks, Americans struggled to separate genuine currency from "bogus" money, legal title from fraudulent land claims, and creditworthy individuals from confidence men and failures. Antebellum Americans vexed by counterfeit currency also encountered mesmeric healers, skull-studying phrenologists, and spiritualist mediums who claimed a scientific basis for their innovative practices. Thus, it is not surprising that many Americans also debated the genuineness or fraudulency of the prophets and preachers that dotted the religious landscape.
— John G. Turner, Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet
Dental hygiene and wanting to get somewhere are the most common reasons why mice would chew wires or cables.
— Google's featured snippet from after google search of "mouse eat wires"
The magazine’s business team had conducted a survey of what allowed small businesses to survive in the long term. One thing they all had in common: they owned their buildings.
— Nicolas Kemper, A new home for the New York Review of Books," New York Review of Architecture
Twain wrote this mild burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time in three weeks, trying to alleviate some serious financial problems.
— Item description, "Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Tom Sawyer Detective. As Told by Huck Finn and Other Tales. London: Chatto & Windus, 1897." Johnson County Museum, “Whodunit? Key Books in Detective Fiction,” The Grolier Club
At first I thought a few stones of each different shape would be enough. But then I understood in their thousands they give a sense of community. For me the quantity is sacred. It takes a lot to build a cathedral.
— Luigi Lineri via @lostfoundartny
Speculative tote bag.
— Ian Erickson
Frank has also designed many of the secure checks that banks and Fortune 500 companies use every day
— Title card, Catch Me If You Can