Saturday, January 13, 2018
Franklin became an apostle of being—and, just as important, of appearing to be—industrious. Even after he became successful, he made a show of personally carting the rolls of paper he bought in a wheelbarrow down the street to his shop, rather than having a hired hand do it.
— Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Friday, January 12, 2018
You want to hear a lesson of bad parenting? My parents took me to the Sistine Chapel and no one told me to look up.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
I can. I can do that. I like doing that. I mean not every artist wants to do that. Some do that. I mean. Um. I do. I, I've always liked that.
— David Hockney making hand gestures for big and small painting, "The Art of Seeing: David Hockney," YouTube
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
People aren’t buying knick knacks anymore.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
As Charlie Warzel wrote on BuzzFeed, “For Wolff’s book, the truth seems almost a secondary concern to what really matters: engagement.”
— David Brooks, "The Decline of Anti-Trumpism," The New York Times
Monday, January 8, 2018
I wanted to build a resort, but I didn't want to copy others and make just another theme park. I wanted to build one that has cultural depth to it. I came up with the idea at 3 in the morning.
— Shaojun Su, "Local Chinese Government Backs Titanic Replica," NPR Morning Edition
Sunday, January 7, 2018
I think I want to open a zoo. Zoo futures are up.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
You live around here?
Thursday, January 4, 2018
He announced to aids that he was going to write "a trashy piece of pulp"… a reportedly sex filled novel titled From Palms to Pines.
— Robert Caro, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Kushner, going concave, retreated from the discussion.
— Michael Wolff, excerpt from Fire and Fury in NYMag
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
— Sean Astin as Bob the Brain, Stranger Things 2
Monday, January 1, 2018
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
— Emerson via The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Horses, like man and wife,
Shifting their weight from foot to
Foot, and gazing into the future.
— Paul Muldoon, "Why Brownlee Left," Selected Poems 1968-2014
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Actually I'm just tapping my steak.
Friday, December 29, 2017
We're going to put it in the trash.
— Mason on a book cover he didn't think was necessary
Thursday, December 28, 2017
— Jack Black, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
I'll do the palenta… (later) YA YAs!
— Mason at YaYa's
Monday, December 25, 2017