He had fallen into “the habit of assessing briefings by weight," said Dick Lehman, a senior CIA analyst for three decades and latterly the man who prepared the president's daily briefing. “He would heft them and decide, without reading them, whether or not to accept them."
— Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
The landmark Memphis Pyramid touches tips with a Yield sign that is mounted on a slightly off-kilter vertical post. Along with the post’s shadow, the shadow of the photographer can be seen at the bottom right.
— Image caption, "Filmmaker Joel Coen Puts His Spin on the Photos of Lee Friedlander," The New York Times
John Trumbull
— Trivia answer I didn't know in "art and money" category, engraving of Trumbull's painting “Declaration of Independence” is on the back of the two dollar bill
On the present paradigm, what you can verify is what you get more of. If you can't verify, you can't ask the AI for it 'cause you can't train it to do things that you cannot verify. Now this is not an absolute law, but it's like the basic dilemma here.
— Eliezer Yudkowsky, "Eliezer Yudkowsky: Dangers of AI and the End of Human Civilization | Lex Fridman Podcast #368"
A part of him, he said, now regrets his life’s work. “I console myself with the normal excuse: If I hadn’t done it, somebody else would have,” Dr. Hinton said.
— Cade Metz, "‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead," The New York Times
The portability of his work was perfect; he could carry a show, unframed, under his arm.
— Willy Eisenhart, The World of Donald Evans
Once again he began to use his work as a kind of journal in which to record and celebrate his world, his friends and everything that interested him.
— Willy Eisenhart, The World of Donald Evans
I remember Chemical Bank... #JoeBrainard
— @touchtone7 caption to image of hand holding blank Joe Brainard check from Chemical Bank
It was like that but in a book.
— Zach on The Magic School Bus episode where they go inside a person.*
How many rolls?
— Eva texting about more white duct tape*
Fabric & Garden Staples
— Vigoro box at Home Depot
One of book artist @bdenzer ‘s definitions for a book is—this is not a direct quotation—“a gathering of things that are the same.”* And so today I present a book of lilacs.
— @brevigrapher
He drew laughs with a story about a small railroad he had bought in Colorado. When he inspected it, he saw trains busily rolling in and out of the switchyard. He later learned the bustle was all for show. “I thought it was doing a big business,” he said. “Afterward, I learned they had kept the freight back a week to impress me."
— Greg Steinmetz, American Rascal: How Jay Gould Built Wall Street's Biggest Fortune
o wait it’s called roney island!!
— Lian on name of pizza from Pizza Marvin*
But it's a fact that many of the films you've seen tonight could never have been made otherise. Or if otherwise—well, they might have been better. But certainly, they wouldn't have been mine.
— Orson Welles via Barbara Leaming, Orson Welles: A Biography
It's very much against my principles to tell a cast of people what I intend a picture or play to be like, because it sometimes turns out to be something else and they shouldn't catch you making a mistake. That's one reason. And the second is, they're all thinking about themselves anyway, so talk about them. Don't talk about the grand canvas.
— Orson Welles via Barbara Leaming, Orson Welles: A Biography
The biography is twice as interesting if I am friends with the biographer. It becomes a dialogue of a certain kind, a drama between two people. You're not inserting yourself, you are admitting—which is always a tremendously good formula in any art form, I think—the limitation of the form.
— Orson Welles via Barbara Leaming, Orson Welles: A Biography
Antony Gormley, 'Field', 1989-2003
— @elephantmagazine
When restless he would doodle on a notepad, mostly triangles or spider webs that suggest nothing more than impatience.
Kenneth Whyte, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times
Following are a number of eagles from the Miami (OH) Valley Quiltmakers, 1890-1914
— @buttflincher