As artist Joe Hanson suggests, "Much of what has been called public art might better be defined as private indulgence."
— Suzanne Lacy, "Cultural Pilgrimates and Metaphoric Journeys," Mapping The Terrain: New Genre Public Art
Thanks to @presentandcorrect for pointing out the amazing collection of envelope security patterns under #地紋自答
— @zakjensen
To some extent, a news story doesn’t feel real until it’s been replied to with an endless series of memes reflecting all the different hot takes that are possible.
— Brad Troemel, Replacement Theory: How memes rendered commercial art obsolete
So each time the plane took off, Nancy Reagan bowled an orange down the isle, trying not to hit any of the seats, while the cabin cheered her on.
— Bob Spitz, Reagan
Maybe every bird just goes and dies in Canada.
— Lily wondering where all the dead birds are
You should start a trash can company and sell them, and then decide that they're art and say that they've been collected by every institution that bought them.
— Lily
I AM STILL ALIVE
— On Kawara
One that they had captured was so clever that it tried to grab at the engravings in Humboldt's scientific books depicting grasshoppers and wasps. To Humboldt's amaement the monkey seemed able to distinguish engravings that showed its favorite foods – such as the insects – while the pictures of human and mammal skeletons didn't interest the titi at all.
— Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Scholarship by walking around.
— Timothy Egan, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Almost like the first time when you see your butt in a three way mirror when you're in 7th grade.
— William Wegman, "YBF #3: WILLIAM WEGMAN Interview"
Everything old shall now become new.
— Kanye West, "Selah," JESUS IS KING
For those who have biographies written about them, the System by definition works.
— Robert Kanigel, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
In science and medicine, immortality is having something—a treatment, a unit of measurment, a theory—named after you. So, too, in mathematics.
— Robert Kanigel, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
That was all any of us could expect from democracy. Especially in big, multi-ethnic, multi-religious socieities like India and the United States. Not revolutionary leaps or major cultural overhauls. Not a fix for every social pathology or lasting answers for those in search of purpose and meaning in their lives.
— Barack Obama, A Promised Land
But rather by the need to justify the choices I had already made, or to satisfy my ego, or to quell my envy of those who had achieved what I had not.
— Barack Obama, A Promised Land
"He's a very nice boy," a woman in East Dedham said of Lodge. "Very friendly. You'd never know he's running for anything." ... contrasted with Ted Kennedy... who never let anyone doubt he was running for something.
— Neal Gabler, Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour
He was shocked to find not everyone as awed by the significance of these holy places as he was.
— Douglas Smith, Rasputin
"He said that one of the sad things in life, particularly if you were a politican, was that you discovered that the other side really had a very good case. He was most unpartisan in that way." According to Ormsby-Gore, Kennedy even wondered whether he was really cut out to be a politician because he was so often impressed by the other side's arguments when he really examined them in detail.
— Fredrik Logevall, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century
And the road to anger is paved with our unexpressed fear of each other's judgment.
— Audre Lorde, "Eye to Eye: Black Women, Hatred, and Anger," Sister Outsider
Glass eggs were used by storekeepers to aid the customer in choosing sizes of eggs. Later the poultry industry used glass eggs to teach pullet hens where to lay their eggs.
— Sandwich Glass Museum item text, "Free-Blown Eggs," Attributed to the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company and Others, 1840 - 1887, Museum Collection, 1924.11.1-.3