Sand up, Stand up. Stand up and give us a speech.
— Sid to himself after a round of “Happy Birthday”
It is. But there’s an enormously exhilarating part of it.
— Karl Marinates, “07: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969),” The Vietnam War
I usually don't, but I've also been accused of being able to paint a house in a tux and not get it dirty.
— Man taking Bookbinding II A (lives in NJ with a wood shop, former physicist then engineer at Bell Labs then other places)
from “every angle”
— Email from A & S (Arnie and Sheila) about how Lily and I looked great dancing
No you have it.
— Man letting me have the last everything bagel at the small bodega near The Center For Book Arts
Cool guy.
— Moshe Pfefferman, “Cool Guy,” Transparent
California wash.
— name of solvent
It’s the shadow.
— Dr. Hayashi on blood vessels I can see as he checks with a bright light
I like it when you people are around.
— Bude
When you’re born you’re not given an age. You’re a baby.
— Sid
What a sight. A small frog hopping through a pool of blood that’s issuing from the head of a Viet Cong, lying on the green grassy lawn of the U.S. embassy.
— Don North ABC News, “06: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968),” The Vietnam War
Getting killed is forever. And, that was something that I had known theoretically but I now understood particularly.
— Harrison, “04: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967),” The Vietnam War
After years of writing traditional profiles, McPhee was bored of the form, so he decided to write a quadruple portrait: one character (D) as revealed through separate interactions with three other characters (A, B and C). He came up with the structure first, then spent months trying to come up with the right people.
— Sam Anderson, "The Mind of John McPhee," The New York Times Magazine
O shit! I didn’t realize there would be art in the stairwells!
— Lily after impulsively touching art in a stairwell at MAD
Congrats on getting your art in The Met.
— Joke Lily didn’t say to woman sketching behind ticket counter
I’m busier now that I’ve retired.
— Man taking Bookbinding II A (lives in NJ with a wood shop, taking class to fix up old books passed down thru generations in his church)
My sister thought they were calming.
— Dr. Natbony on stock photos in frames
…where he worked for a time as a pastry chef at the Parker House. He shoveled snow in London, tinted photographs in Paris.
— Peter Coyote on Ho Chi Minh, “01: Déjà Vu (1858-1961),” The Vietnam War
The lodestar.
— John McCain, “The Fighter,” 60 Minutes
What they looked like in the hand.
— Gabriel Willow on how birds were shot and named before binoculars existed