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
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Like a marshmallow stuck under the rug.
— Lily on my chest hair
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The hundredth is as fresh, as absurd, and as thought provoking as the first…. big time publisher…. big time cuttlefish…. poetry bag… grocery bag…
— Oliver Sacks on mishearings, “Oliver Sacks: A Journey From Where to Where,” Radiolab
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Ryan has, however, found comfort in torturing Boehner: The speaker inherited his predecessor’s security detail, and whereas Boehner demanded they be freshly shaven every day, Ryan let them grow unruly beards—pictures of which are often texted to their former boss, code name “Tan Man.”
— Tim Alberta, “John Boehner Unchained,” POLITICO via “Drunk John Boehner Unloads on Conservatives, Lets Slip Private Conversations with George W. Bush About Paul Ryan’s Incapabilities,” Breitbart
Monday, October 30, 2017
— price of Nose Peak
Sunday, October 29, 2017
These are my two hookers.
— Mason on the two hooks on either side of a small bungee cord
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Hey, let’s laugh.
Friday, October 27, 2017
— Mason on art
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
— Abby Kelly
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
It seemed like any occasion, or no occasion at all, was reason for a fiesta.
— Narrator “John Steinbeck,” Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum
Monday, October 23, 2017
Isabella, I hope you get an A in your class.
— Maître d' of The Sardine Factory on the phone describing restaurant operations to Isabella
Sunday, October 22, 2017
— Waitress at Joe’s in Santa Barbara on shot glasses in display cases with plaques underneath
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Why are you so proud of yourself?
— Mason to Steph (both on FaceTime)
Friday, October 20, 2017
So I took that to mean I could order a new one every 30 days.
— Matt on Capital One saying to select a photo you like because you can’t change it for 30 days
Thursday, October 19, 2017
— Brad Pitt, Ocean’s Eleven
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
People get tired by the repetition of their own problems.
— Sid on therapy