Thursday, January 31, 2019
Lincoln's coattails spared him.
— John Taliaferro, All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
And what we call a gothic A was for Pyson simply A.
— Eric Gill, An essay on typography
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
It enabled us to go back to the point of construction, and essentially, through our imagery archive, to rebuild the house. So, we could see how the first floor was designed and how the rooms would lay out, where are the stairs from the first to the second floor, and the second to the third floor.
— Robert Cardillo, "Private company launches "largest fleet of satellites in human history" to photograph Earth," 60 Minutes
Monday, January 28, 2019
Tests of new versions of the computer were hamstrung because a 20-employee machine shop that Apple’s manufacturing contractor was relying on could produce at most 1,000 screws a day.
— Jack Nicas, "A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A," The New York Times
Sunday, January 27, 2019
The designer of letters... participates just as creatively in shaping the style of his time as the architect or poet.
— Jan Tschichold, Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering
Saturday, January 26, 2019
*Girl to friend putting on black press-on nails
"Do you like press-on?"
"No, but AOC tweeted last week about how she was putting on black press-on nails on a train from DC to New York. So I went and bought some. It's the first time I understood how influencers make money."
— @ocasio2018 reposting @overheardnewyork
Friday, January 25, 2019
As Stone puts it in one of the many rules he lives by, “He who speaks first, loses.”
— Jeffrey Toobin, "The Dirty Trickster," The New Yorker
Thursday, January 24, 2019
At the time I started, there were already seven biographies of Johnson in print.
— Robert Caro, "The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives," The New Yorker, read by Grover Gardner
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Officially sold out
— Email subject line
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
You can fool the fans--but not the players.
— John Cage and Sister Corita Kent, "10 Rules for Students and Teachers"
Monday, January 21, 2019
Just a little mule to be put out in the shed with some microwave carrots.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
No one showed up, he was traumatized and I never forgot it.
— Man with an Australian accent and a dog describing one of his brother's birthday parties to a woman with a dog in Runyon Canyon Park
Friday, January 18, 2019
Americans Eat 554 Million Jack in the Box Tacos a Year, and No One Knows Why
— The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 17, 2019
"Ask a toad what is beauty... He will answer that it is a female with two great round eyes coming out of her little head, a large flat mouth, a yellow belly and a brown back." (Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary, 1794).
— Steven Heller, "Cult of the Ugly"
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
— Overlaid text on image of Fallingwater's beam curved around a tree
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
I'd like to have some fun in life.
— William Barr responding to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's "You might want to get out of that habit... you may have other things to look at," on doing legal citations, "Attorney General Confirmation Hearing," C-SPAN
Monday, January 14, 2019
Addington often said there was no point sacrificing presidental power for "public relations," because critics would find something else to complain about.
— Barton Gellman, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency
Sunday, January 13, 2019
He doesn't play video games.
— Woman on her son who has made the models at Jan's Hobby Shop since he was 5
Saturday, January 12, 2019
The World's Largest Illuminated Light Peg Mural
— Item description at Hammacher Schlemmer