Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Who’s this, your body guard?
— Man to his friend’s kid in the Arthur Bryant’s line
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
I couldn’t find an empty corner.
— Mom on lack of empty corners to do a particular stretch
Monday, November 20, 2017
Victorian Alison Jr., Beachside Bungalow, Vermont Farmhouse Jr., Victoria's Farmhouse, The Victorian Painted Lady.
— Dollhouse sets at Hobby Lobby
Sunday, November 19, 2017
In Africa you can just die.
— Judy on CPAP machines
Saturday, November 18, 2017
It’s well put.
— Grandpa Jack on unreasonable angry tenant email
Friday, November 17, 2017
I didn’t like that when you were done with something you watched it.
— Chris Ware on animation on Charlie Rose
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Gap brain. Gap toes. Gap music. Gap food. Gap building. Gap town. Gap egg.
— Lily after seeing Gap Body
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
At the time, I believed that shyness was very important, but now I know that shyness is one of the evils one must try to overcome, that in reality to be shy doesn’t matter—it is like so many other things to which one gives an exaggerated importance.
— Jorge Luis Borges, “Blindness,” Selected Non-Fictions
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
In fact, the form of the work of art gains its aesthetic validity precisely in proportion to the number of different perspectives from which it can be viewed and understood. These give it a wealth of different resonances and echoes without impairing its original essence.
— Umberto Eco, The Open Work
Monday, November 13, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
A heist master.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
— Uriel Cidor on his small design decisions
Friday, November 10, 2017
It helps to have a sense of drama in this.
— Stephen K. Bannon, "The Daily," The New York Times
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Western tradition is top heavy.
— Shanna Yarbrough
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
New York is full of rich people, money, and wine. You just have to learn how to not take too much or you'll get shut down.
— Ottessa Moshfegh, McGlue
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
When I say shoot, pass.
— Sid on title of story
Monday, November 6, 2017
Well tell me Scott, how does it feel like not having melodies popping into your head?
— Alma Deutscher to Scott Pelley, “Alma Deutscher,” 60 Minutes
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Making things appealing to other things.
— Uriel Cidor on making books look good to fit in with other books on a shelf, presents it as a high or pure or absurd goal
Saturday, November 4, 2017
I'm really enjoying life.
— 89 year old man who stopped to talk to Lily and me as we ate our Sweetgreen’s on the stoop of 15 E 62nd St.
Friday, November 3, 2017
It's not even that good.
— Lily on a paperweight at The Met, New England Glass Company (1818-88), East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1850-80, Glass, Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1983, 1983.506.1