They tend to become philosophers of their own work.
— Lydia Davis, “Glenn Gould,” The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
And he said to me, ‘I wish you modest success’
— Ethan Hawke, Rules For A Knight
We should repeal the rules because the economic costs of this far exceed the social benefit.
— Jeb Bush, the Fourth Republican Debate in Milwaukee
Work on something else.
— Jason
It’s art, you have to respect it!
— Security guard at MOMA after I took a large bad photograph that was for taking and crumpled it up and put it back.
Stand up and why?
— Misheard Lily
Sexual ice-cream… ice-cream that looks hot.
— David Rosenthal
— Jason
He was successively a milkman, a truckdriver, a bricklayer, a harvester, a dishwasher, a soldier in Puerto Rico during the war with Spain, a newspaperman, and a student of literature.
— Jorge Luis Borges, An Introduction to American Literature
When I close my eyes I see faces I haven’t drawn yet!
— Lily
Usually I watch animals until they walk away.
— Lily
— Lily greeting her first trick-or-treaters
The ground will be moist for gravestones.
— Dad
And your shoes get so hot, you wish your tired feet were fireproof.
— Man singing on subway with backup beatboxer, “Under The Boardwalk”
Vote for me! I’m running cuz I’m not walking.
— Sidney
Beautiful right?
— Fairway employee on Lily and I staring at new outdoor register
Hey. What’s up?
— Old man from Gramercy Vintage Furniture
I want to see the rest of the U.S. and walk a lot.
— Lily
It seems like everyone could use a pile of gravel every once in a while.
— Paul