Inside his Rough Rider hat: several extra pairs of specticales, sewn into the lining.
— Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
As the Harper's Weekly man remarked, the Roosevelt Commissionership "was never in the least dull."
— Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
In today’s world, there is competition to be more concerned than anyone else. In Bloom’s, there was competition to be the most exactingly delighted.
— Dwight Garner, "Harold Bloom, a Prolific Giant and Perhaps the Last of a Kind," The New York Times
You should be able to explain your book in one sentence.
— Pablo
It's great to love your family.
— Sid
What are you going to draw next?
— Otter as we draw on "Kid O Free Play Magnatab" in the car
I love that we love the same things.
— Lily after I texted her a photo of the "PREPARING" screen my name was on in a Panera
An institution stops serving its function when it starts looking out for its own survival.
— Amos Kennedy
We probably sell more reissues than we did of the originals.
— Steve Frykholm on historic Herman Miller chair designs (potentially not verbatim)
Rapid serial visual presentation.
— What a student was thinking of exploring for her artist book
Holy fuck! You can see why I want to check out. You haven't been here for 30 minutes and I'm doing bullshit and improv.
— Sid, amazed at how fast I copied the contents of four of his transcribed journals from CDs to his hard drive
Fraud is forever.
— Angela on digital fraud in user attention data as modern version of physical magazine subscriber inflation strategies
The major deciphering of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphics was done by Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832). He realized that some of the signs were alphabetic, some were syllabic, and some were deteriminatives (signs that deterimined how the preceding glyphs should be interpreted).
— Philip B. Meggs, Meggs' History of Graphic Design
The mature Roosevelt wrote nothing that he could not entrust to posterity. Many of his purported "family" letters were quite obviously written for publication.
— Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
But that I must not dream of taking it up as a dilettante.
— Theodore Roosevelt, via Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
The words you use to look up YouTube videos are like what they call paintings in museums.
— Lily
Nothing obliged us to make these departures from our original conception for the platform, yet we did so anyway. That’s the paradox of control: you want to do what it wants you to do.
— The Editors of Triple Canopy, "The Binder and the Server"
At one time his work was displayed in the United Nation’s gift shop, next to the works of the Navaho’s, the only two artisans chosen to represent the United States.
Poor books.
— Lily after ad for Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion played on NPR
She was interested in the philosophical shift from examining what things mean, the classical task of criticism, to examining how they came to mean it. But this idea, popularized, risked suggesting that meaning was a mere construction and that language, literature, and art were no more than the sum of the biases of a dominant group.
— Benjamin Moser, Sontag: Her Life and Work