Sunday, May 10, 2015
Interesting: The People he met were no longer able to make a living with their crafts; they presented the ancient techniques mostly as ritual. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/35965/pine-of-the-times
— Old note
Saturday, May 9, 2015
I had assumed, as anyone in my place might have done, that a dog being first and foremost a dog, its individuality would be reabsorbed by the species and finally disappear.
— César Aira, “The Dog,” The Musical Brain
Friday, May 8, 2015
Presenting art to the middle classes of Tehran is clearly an attempt to win their favor.
— Hamid Taheri in Thomas Erdbrink, “Suddenly, Tehran’s Mayor Becomes a Patron of the Arts,” The New York Times
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Monterrey Jack CHeese Baked Macaroni*
— Prospect House menu
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Those are the most calm bees I’ve ever seen.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
This confronted us with a serious problem: whether or not we provided explanations, people would look for them anyway.
— César Aira, “Athena Magazine,” The Musical Brain
Monday, May 4, 2015
You know what I mean?
— Michael Dickman
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Scorpio was her favorite book.
— Tom Yates, House of Cards
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Born Sale 20% off.
— Shoe store on Nassau St.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.
— Paul Rand
Thursday, April 30, 2015
I really wish that I had just grabbed any random Lorraine.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
I want to contribute but I don’t want it to be about me.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Productively foreign but in an understood category.
— David Reinfurt
Monday, April 27, 2015
Its transformation from a commercial product for a general public (that is, for the public, period) to cult object for an enlightened elite.
— César Aira, “A Brick Wall,” The Musical Brain
Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
It now has a gold-leaf exterior, applied by artisans trained in the ancient technique of rubbing small squares of gold into a surface.
— “A New Home for the Prada Foundation,” The New York Times
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The time that I spend is my time.
— April Lee