Wednesday, November 3, 2021
It has been won by both Matthew Arnold and Ruskin (as well as by many wholly forgotten young men).
— Matthew Sturgis, Oscar Wilde
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
I don't want us to be infatuated with a false sense of completeness.
Monday, November 1, 2021
Wilde admired his skill, but recognized the danger in such purely imitative work.
— Matthew Sturgis, Oscar Wilde
Sunday, October 31, 2021
“We are all projects of collective self-creation,” they write. “What if ... we ask how we came to be trapped in such tight conceptual shackles that we can no longer even imagine the possibility of reinventing ourselves?”
— Jennifer Schuessler, "What if Everything You Learned About Human History Is Wrong?," The New York Times
Saturday, October 30, 2021
I always give my side of the people some chips.
— Amtrak Cafe Car attendent giving everyone on her side of the cafe car Cheez-Its
Friday, October 29, 2021
Do you have any quarters?
— Martha looking for quarters to get air for car tires
Thursday, October 28, 2021
But Sierra's work significantly develops this tradition in its use of other people as performers and in the emphasis on their remuneration. While Tiravanija celebrates the gift, Sierra knows that there's no such thing as a free meal: everything and everyone has a price.
— Claire Bishop, "Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics"
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Stacks on deck
— Joan As Police Woman, "Whatever You Like"
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
He created an annual award to honor the player picked last in the college draft, because, he said, they "should be noticed."
— New York Times subheadline for "Paul Salata, Champion of the N.F.L.'s 'Irrelevant,' Dies at 94"
Monday, October 25, 2021
The police not only allowed her to bedazzle the cameras but even paid her a couple of thousand dollars. "I realized that they could not hear me when I spoke as an artist," Magrid later said. "This had nothing to do with what I proposed but with who I was."
— Alice Gregory, "Body Of Work," The New Yorker
Sunday, October 24, 2021
I think my art project would be a town with lots of stores but each store can only sell one type of thing.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
The plot of the film Mr. Baldwin was shooting, “Rust,” hinges on an accidental killing and its aftermath.
— The New York Times
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Derek once asked if I was aware that a frog died when the Challenger exploded. Nope. It's true, he said: the pet frog of the son of the teacher who was supposed to go to space. Derek said he hoped the son had a new frog now. He said he knew how bad it feels to lose a pet. (tears)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Also, the conductors do love chocolate cake, so if anyone has a piece of chocolate cake on their table it is subject to the conductors taking a piece.
— Amtrak Conductor
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
I need to get a tattoo of that. I need to remember that death is just adjacent to life.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Your Ritual order at Thaitation (Jersey/Private Alley 925) has been accepted!
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Once something is going to be permanent everybody cares about it.
— David Antin, "Fine Furs," Critical Inquiry, Vol. 19, No. 1.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Property is something that landscape architect and theorist James Corner would characterize as a “…phenomena that can only achieve visibility through representation rather than through direct experience.”
— Chris Lee, "This Was Written on Stolen Indigenous Land"
Friday, October 15, 2021
"He had adequate information about Jordan, but his information about Palestine was poor," al-Adel said. "We listened to him, but we did not argue, since we wanted to win him to our side."
— Joby Warrick, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS