June 1, 2013
Look at the night.
— Neil Diamond, “Sweet Caroline"
May 31, 2013
Now it understood what the man sought in the woman, and it knew that he suffered because he never would attain that sense of completion he sought.
— Paul Bowles, “The Circular Valley”
May 30, 2013
I’m fairly certain that, after a shortish time, the person through whom a poem was written is no more entitled to make revisions than any other reader.
— Paul Muldoon, Paul Muldoon Poems 1968-1998
May 29, 2013
He remembered a paper he’d once given at a conference on urban design: It is not from the château that we set upon our adventure, gentlemen, but from the shack.
— Italo Calvino, The Queen’s Necklace
May 28, 2013
The term skeuomorph (pronounced skyoo-uh-morf) refers to an element in an object’s design that’s no longer functionally necessary but has been retained anyway for ornamental purposes.
— Lev Grossman, “Flatland: Should the virtual world try to look like the real one?,” TIME: June 3, 2013
May 27, 2013
The book I remember most clearly was A Wrinkle in Time.
— Dan Brown, TIME: May 27, 2013
May 26, 2013
I just washed my hands
Then I went for my dinner.
— The Proclaimers, “Over And Done With”
May 25, 2013
Why would you do that?
— Joss Whedon, “How Shakespeare Saved ‘Avengers,’ The New York Times
May 24, 2013
It doesn’t preclude a love of things and design.
— Liz Diller
May 23, 2013
And what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
— Bob Dylan, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”
May 22, 2013
Open the kingdom.
— Philip Glass Ensemble, “Open The Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part II)”
May 21, 2013
The most bizarre thing I think I’ve ever seen.
— Zach Sobiech, “My Last Days”
May 20, 2013
She got sunset on her breath now.
— Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
May 19, 2013
Came out by the same door where in I went.
— Edward FitzGerald, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
May 18, 2013
Well, its still a hell of a quote.
— James T. Kirk, Star Trek Into Darkness
May 17, 2013
It’s a hell of a thing, ain’t it. Hell of a thing.
— Mud, Mud
May 16, 2013
Keep learning the salsa.
May 15, 2013
— Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Cant Hold Us - feat. Ray Dalton”
May 14, 2013
Over the rope.
May 13, 2013
I gave my oopsy, daisy, now you’ve got the crazy.
Crazy with the books, googley-goo where’s the gravy.
So one two, unbuckle my, um shoe.
Yabba doo, hippity-hoo, crack a brew.
— Das EFX, “The Want EFX”