Artists are capitalists masquerading as visionaries.
— @jerrygogosian
In a single Ohio factory, Hoover boasted, the FBI had already signed up 133 "confidential informants," each of whom "believes that he is the bureau's sole source of information within that organization."
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
Text doesn't exist without context.
— H*
McCarthy evidently believed that by courting Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene, an avatar of hyper-performative politics, he could co-opt her wing of the party. He was set to offer her valuable committee assignments, and, according to Draper, had even offered to create a new leadership position for her. But her elevation would be valuable to other Trumpists only if there were concrete things they hoped to accomplish together. Putting Greene on the Oversight Committee does nothing to help those who aspire to her notoriety. They don’t want policy; they want airtime.
— Michelle Goldberg, "Leopards Eat Kevin McCarthy’s Face," The New York Times
Hoover aspired to build the nation's most extensive collection of bullets, guns, cartridges, typewriters, tire treads, and paper watermarks, to assist local police in identifying scattered bits of evidence.
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
This may be the end of using writing as a benchmark for aptitude and intelligence, Daniel Herman writes. ⁠
⁠The work that ChatGPT—an artificial-intelligence program that generates sophisticated text in response to any prompt—can produce right now is better than the large majority of writing seen by your average teacher or professor.
— @theatlantic
Each box corresponds to one week in an average 88-year lifespan, and every filled-in box is one that you have already lived.
— Instagram ad for 4K Weeks
The truth is that power does not simply arrive. It has to be created, policy by policy, law by law, step by excruciating step.
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
It's very good.
— David texting about Librería Torre de Babel while we were in the International Emerald Museum
There's lots of things that I'd be tempted to buy, but nothing I can form a narrative around.
— David on items in the market stalls.
I like that he included the dirt under their fingernails.
— Kaya on Botero's Guerrilla de Eliseo Velásquez, 1988
We are all just inspirations for the record of ourselves.
— Ashton Kutcher, Vengeance
To prevent future large-scale losses to Overland Park's street tree canopy, the City is no longer permitting the planting of maple trees in the public right-of-way. Maple trees currently make up 35 percent of our street tree canopy, so if another invasive insect targeted maple trees, there would be an even larger problem.
— "Planning for the future of OP's tree canopy," OVERview
A visit to this exhibition full of enormous exhibits will reveal that I have included 261 examples of items beginning with the letter E.
— Mike Wilks, The Ultimate Alphabet
— Article headline via @sebastianstudio
Almost all artists are sincere about what they do. But keep in mind what Oscar Wilde said: "All bad poetry is sincere."
— @jerrysaltz
Joe Riedesel
Grandview Mo
— Cursive on a framed plank of wood in the workshop
It doesn't matter what you meant.
— The jock kid to Spielberg after the ditch day movie was shown to the class, The Fabelmans
In 2009, when Chinese authorities blocked access to several websites, he took to his personal blog to voice his disapproval, according to a Wall Street Journal profile. “Go out and wear a T-shirt supporting Google,” he wrote. “If you block the internet, I’ll write what I want to say on my clothes.”
— Alex W. Palmer, "How TikTok Became a Diplomatic Crisis," The New York Times Magazine
We went to a book printing factory and learned something mind-blowing
books with sprayed edges are all done by hand
— @penguinukbooks