What a day for a daydreamin' boy.
— The Lovin' Spoonful, "Daydream"
Imagine being a cow and urinary incontinence wouldn't matter. Those lucky lucky girls.
— Lily looking at cows
They're not going to get hit by lightning and if they do they're insured. I think seals are cheap.
— Lily on seals potentially getting hit by lighting at the Central Park Zoo
— Aardman Animations, Wat's Pig
In almost every picture' no. 9, about a family struggling to photograph their black dog
— @erik.kessels
And I'm so tired
I'm oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, so tired
But I'm trying to keep my customer satisfied,
— Simon & Garfunkel, "Keep the Customer Satisfied"
By the end of the decade of the '70s, the formal questions which had propelled my work for years stopped arising. As you might imagine, George, this was scary.
— Stephen Shore, Modern Instances
And see that below one disassembling world lies the ruins of another disassembled world.
— James Hutton, Kevin Huizenga, The River at Night
You know that there are
You know that there are
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens, "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out"
Two considerations dissuaded him: the realization that the task was interminable, and the realization that it was pointless. He saw that by the time he died he would still not have finished classifying all the memories of his childhood.
— Jorge Luis Borges, "Funes, His Memory"
And yet he aspired to this level of transparency. He says that we should imagine someone asking “What’s going on right now in your mind?” without warning and that we should be able to answer truthfully without feeling the need to blush.
— Donald Robertson, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom
— Little Richard, "Tutti Frutti"
“The Best Circular Bike Ever Made” 2003...
I built this circular bike as an undergrad at UCSB. Twenty years later, as an Artist in Residence at Olin College of Engineering I brought it out for Olin’s Fall Gathering celebration so a new generation could ride.
The title emerged from a conversation I had with my college professor about my disappointment in learning that a circular bike was not a wholly original idea. I came to it honestly, but my professor was able to point to a few artists who had created similar things in the past. In fact, I learned that as early as the 1900’s people were making ‘velocipede carousels.’
Making this circular bike taught me a lot. I learned to weld, and how to fix bikes and most importantly I learned it’s not so important to be 100% original, in fact it’s impossible. We walk the same paths, we explore the same themes, we make the same mistakes and we relive the same histories. This is not the first circular bike, and it won’t be the last, and there is no best, just variations on an idea.
— @wechslerart
CHILDREN: Do not sign until age 18 or your first job, whichever is earlier.
— Social Security card stub
The other is that all these things, which thou seest, change immediately and will no longer be; and constantly bear in mind how many of these changes thou hast already witnessed.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
And that it makes no difference whether a man shall see the same things during a hundred years, or two hundred, or an infinite time.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
For photographers who want to show what they're seeing or make pictures about the experience of how they are seeing, phones are perhaps the perfect medium.
— George Miles via Stephen Shore, Modern Instances
It was, in the end, Rockwell's great theme: the possibility that Americans might pause for a few seconds and notice each other.
— Deborah Solomon, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell
He wanted to sell as many Rockwell paintings as he could, to disperse them among collectors. In addition to mounting a show at his gallery, he believed he could burnish Rockwell's salability by arranging for certain tributes and events, the kind that most people assume originate on the basis of pure merit and without interference from the Bernie Danenbergs of this world.
— Deborah Solomon, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell
I was recently asked, “what’s your next project?” Next? 😳 But I’m making a language, one’s lifetime is not enough for one language. In the past 5 years of Coral Dictionary, there has been slow development as well as stubborn standstill: I’ve been rereading my journals and notes from 5 years ago, immersing myself in the afterimages in forms of sound/photo/video, and retelling the story of my initial encounter with corals over and over again. Repetition isn’t always mechanical, for every iteration is charged and renewed. In Coral Dictionary, I’m learning to stay behind rather than to move forward, to stay the same rather than to update.
— @yuchenyuchen