New images of the same location, with resolution down to ten square feet, ever single day.
— Sean Patrick Farrell, “A Constellation of Satellites," The New York Times
A foot in a shoe, under a table, projected and magnified ten times, becomes a surprising fact that you have never noticed before.
— Fernand Léger, “The New Realism”
I don’t want to over think it, but I’m over thinking it.
Think before you do anything stupid.
— Woman on plane
Confirming inflation would mean that the universe we see, extending 14 billion light-years in space with its hundreds of billions of galaxies, is only an infinitesimal patch in a larger cosmos whose extent, architecture and fate are unknowable.
— Dennis Overbye, “Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang," The New York Times
I know that sounds like a cat poster, but it’s true.
— Vitruvius, The Lego Movie
They are like a squawking decoration.
— Blind child at Princeton Junction about a group of birds
And I moved my arms around.
— “The Swimming Song”
Shapes and the painting itself have to excite the spectator.
— Spyridon Papapetros
That’s sort of equating validity with existence.
— Adam Welch
You have a man in his late forties and all of a sudden he wants to learn embroidery.
— Spyridon Papapetros
You turn on the music, open the window, and you enjoy it.
— AnneMarie Luijendijk
In the future the new beauty will be revealed equally outside of art.
— Piet Mondrian, “The Neo-Plastic Architecture of the Future”
We teach our children one thing only, as we were taught: to wake up. We teach our children to look alive there.
— Annie Dillard, “Total Eclipse”
There is no alternative to talking.
— Avraham Shalom, The Gatekeepers
Architects act as if their buildings were mainly images; they design the image. Even if their designs are built, they are handed down, as it were, to the occupants as a kind of used prop to inhabit. No architect has any deep interest in how his or her buildings are occupied.
— Beatriz Colomina, “Media as Modern Architecture”
Self discovery in something besides the self.
— Adam Welch
We are never one thing.
— Spyridon Papapetros
Science is the poetry of reality.
— Richard Dawkins, The Poetry of Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson & Richard Dawkins
The Ukrainian commander, Col. Sergei Starozhenko, 38, told reporters the unmarked troops had arrived about 5 a.m. and “they want to block the base.” He said he expected them to bring reinforcements and call for talks. Asked how many men he had at his command, he said simply, “Enough.” After 15 minutes of conversation with what appeared to be a Russian officer, he said, “There won’t be war,” and returned inside, while the standoff continued.
— Steven Erlanger, “Tug of War Over Ukraine Intensifies,” The New York Times