— Danny
Do you ever wonder when you look into your dog’s eyes, what name they’ve picked for you?
— John O'Hurley, The National Dog Show presented by Purina ®
I often say the difference between an amateur and a professional is that an amateur really likes everything they do.
— Bob Mankoff, “Bob Mankoff Thinks Cats Are Funnier Than Dogs,” The New York Times
— Mason
— Mason
It’s like kissing someone who’s drunk. It doesn’t count.
— Gale, Mockingjay, Part 2
40% of Africans
— Newhouse auction video
I can never get rid of anything?
— Older employee at email training meeting.
Two things in one day!
— Lily
She likes birds!
— Lily on Roz Chast at The Century
I get my back into my living.
— The Who, “Baba O'Riley”
I’m giving everything measles.
— Old lady learning patch, clone stamp, and healing brush in Photoshop
… and gathered my limbs together.
— “The Tale of Sinuhe,” Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (AN1945.40)
So many dolphins, why are there so many dolphins… ohh, mini frogs!
— Lily with her eyes closed
It went well.
— Geoff
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.