Friday, October 12, 2012
I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this: Was it done with enjoyment-was the carver happy while he was about it?
— John Ruskin, “The Lamp of Life,” The Seven Lamps of Architecture
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Simple as it may sound, the task of creative non-interference with letters is a rewarding and difficult calling. In ideal conditions, it is all that typographers are really asked to do - and it is enough.
— Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The role of sameness here is significant.
— Michael Koortbojian
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
And there is a small manmade object that Mr. Sugimoto fetched from a cabinet on a recent afternoon.
— Randy Kennedy, “‘Fossilizing’ With a Camera,” The New York Times
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
To ask too much of a school is either to encourage superficial education (which is worse than none at all), or to extend school years beyond a reasonable limit, thus greatly retarding the time when young men should make their contacts with a different and more practical world.
— Paul P. Cret, “The Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Architectural Education”
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Let it be.
— Shaggy & The Beatles Mashup, “Let It Be Me”
Friday, October 5, 2012
He could not stretch his Hand beyond his Body? If he could, then he would put his Arm, where there was before Space without Body.
— John Lock, “Simple Modes of Space”
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I read merely to understand their meaning, and they well repaid my labours.
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
You love a fantasy compound image you have made.
— P. Adams Sitney
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
No, I don’t think that’s necessarily true.
— Scottie, Vertigo
Monday, October 1, 2012
For all my sweat, my blood runs weak.
— Mumford & Sons, “Below My Feet”
Sunday, September 30, 2012
We are no longer able to recognize our true bearing and cannot see the forest because of the trees.
— Gottfried Semper, Prospectus
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I would do it or remain silent.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Friday, September 28, 2012
The previous faith on my part in your liking’s existence is in such cases what makes your liking come.
— William James, The Will To Believe
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I wonder if it remembers me.
— Steve Zissou, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Self-consciousness is necessarily a part of creation and criticism.
— Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Duality is at the heart of truth.
— Lucia Allais
Monday, September 24, 2012
Guilt is also one of the great themes in all art.
— Donald Spoto, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Viollet-le-Duc was afraid of nothing.
— Sir John Summerson, “Viollet-le-Duc and the Rational Point of View”