Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The strong poet peers into the mirror of his fallen precursor and beholds neither the precursor nor himself but a Gnostic double, the dark otherness or antithesis that both he and the precursor longed to be, yet feared to become.
— Harold Bloom, The Anxiety Of Influence
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
In some measure, we have attributed to the art or artifacts of all time the qualities of our own: that its purpose is to be contemplated, and its main qualities can be apprehended visually.
— Susan Vogel, “Always True to the Object, in Our Fashion”
Monday, April 30, 2012
The illustration is a constructed thing.
— Nicole Elder
Sunday, April 29, 2012
You are more likely to address a problem that you have found or even invented.
— Wayne C. Booth, The Craft of Research
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Did I tell you a story about the parking lot?
— Woman on NJ Transit train
Friday, April 27, 2012
And you sleep out every night.
— Harry McClintock, "Big Rock Candy Mountain"
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Well, ain’t this place a geographical oddity.
— Ulysses Everett McGill, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Inherently interpretive endeavor.
— Nicole Elder
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We don’t know why this genealogy stays.
— M.Arch. Student Juror
Monday, April 23, 2012
Desire precedes everything we do, right?
— Thom Mayne in conversation with Leebeus Woods, “Talking with Thom Mayne”
Sunday, April 22, 2012
There are certain stories that begin in earnest only when they seem to reach an end.
— Alan Feuer, "The Secret Life of a Society Maven,“ The New York Times
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sat down helpless before a mechanical sequence.
— Henry Adams via The Tower and the Bridge
Friday, April 20, 2012
It’s an occupation that prolongs one’s life.
— Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Fuentes, Universal Writer
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The champion of all Western liars.
— J. Frank Dobie via The Life And Adventures of James P. Beckwourth: Mountaineer, Scout, and Pioneer, and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It’s still in the wall.
— Caroline Cassells Harris
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
To really absorb as much as she could.
— Chika Okeke-Agulu
Monday, April 16, 2012
It’s like a printer, it really doesn’t care.
— Sigrid Adriaenssens
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Smithson argued for the equally positive value of each moment of the artistic process - a value that, if granted, would make it impossible to isolate the artistic process from the art object.
— Jennifer Roberts, Mirror Travels: Robert Smithson and History
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Maybe you only live there for 10 minutes, but you live there.
— Lebbeus Woods via “Ever the Visionary, Lebbeus Woods Gets Real”
Friday, April 13, 2012
It sucks to be dead.
— Charlie Brandts