By pretzeling ourselves with such gusto over his work, we are, in fact, simply converting what could be seen as a novelty item or a fashion experiment into a phenomenon. We are making it famous. And in doing so, we imbue it with social meaning and symbolism that gives it a life beyond clothing, making it into an artifact of its time.
— Vanessa Friedman, "The $1,290 Balenciaga Shirt That Messed With the Internet," The New York Times
I introduced them to Charlie with the confidence I always feel around people who know our sons.
— Sid's old journal
I see my first customers!
— Lily on birds she wants to give food to
Cultivated ambiguities.
— Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Steak tacos.
— Lily
He had relaxed for one day. And he had lost.
— Robert Caro, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Now I can have a glass of orange juice in the morning and read the newspaper.
— Philip Roth via "Nathan Englander: Philip Roth and the Whale," The New York Times
Too much to be important.
— Henry
When I walk by someone smoking a cigar, I want to give them a dollar to let me follow them.
— Sid
Where do I put the object? Where do I put the object in the hospital?
— Lily mumbling half asleep in the middle of the night
Day Care
— Lily discovered this is what "The Barstow School" pops up when hovering over it on my Facebook profile (it has since changed to "School")
I wanted to look more closely at the brushstrokes, especially on the, uh, slabs of beef.
— Man entering "Chaim Soutine: Flesh," at the Jewish Museum
He could follow someone's mind around, and get where it was going before the other fellow knew where it was going.
— Thomas Corcoran, via Robert Caro, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
That makes of a creature a real man.
— Lyndon Johnson on ambition, via Robert Caro, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Hands-on eclectic! We just like to make stuff and try new things. Almost all our book jacket designs are made by hand, not on a computer. We’re very lucky that the people we work with encourage and support that approach. Our slogan is “Keep Riverhead Weird.”
— "Helen Yentus," "A Coveted Literary Tote Gets a Redesign—and You Can Finally Have One of Your Own," Elle
Lets assume I've learned it.
— Sid on texting multiple people at once
He created us as persons, and as such: free. God is respectul of freedom.
— Pope Francis on why God allows children to suffer, 60 Minutes
If you took care of all the minor details, you would win.
— William Goode, via Robert Caro, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
How can every Great Crested Flycatcher find a snake skin? I don't know.
— Gabriel Willow
Are they all named Pretty?
— Lily on worms