If I were to reply sincerely to the question of which profession I would have liked to pursue, had I possessed enough vigor to lead a real life, I’d have to list, in this order: ladies’ hairdresser, ice cream vendor, bird and reptile taxidermist… What my three unrealized vocations have in common is a certain analogy with culture, of which they appear to be impermanent and degraded (or repressed) forms.
— César Aira, “The All That Plows Through The Nothing,” The Musical Brain
Joystick faucet.
That falls under shit happens. You fly a jillion miles and land in a hole.
— Guy whose company makes satellite open things on Europe’s Rosetta
This is not a single use area.
— Ferry driver
Homemade rhubarb jam.
— Hanna
No wonder your president has to be an actor. He’s gotta look good on television.
— Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future
We jumped out a window!
— Baymax, Big Hero 6
Queen of the cows!
— Lily
— Lily on top of the roadside mountain we climbed
We’re cutting through it, it’s not cutting through us.
— Lily on landscapes
Why not?
— Mickey Shaughnessy’s response to “you mean you made all that money singing?,” Jailhouse Rock
Two rye bread slices, one with mashed fish & the other with smoked trout. Flatbread with sheep-head jelly, beansalad & turnip.
— Icelandic plate I at Cafe Loki
Look, nervous corners!
— Lily
Any available store security please come to the cheese department.
— Fairway loudspeaker
Kale and Feta.
— Overpriced salad
It’s quite good.
— Paul Rapoport on drinking umbrella rain
Beautifully illustrated.
— Christine Boyer
The air is thick with pride.
— Lily
THE PROBLEMS OF MATHEMATICS Princeton Bicentennial Conference - 1926
— Photo in Fine