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
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Seeing pigeons with very few toes walking down the street with no problem gives me hope
You don’t need all your toes
Just keep at it
— series of texts from Lily
Monday, October 16, 2017
One of the things we hear all the time is how great it is to run on grass. So we just said what if you actually married fake grass on the bottom of your shoe, and its, its not a real shoe.
— John Hoke, “How Nike Designs for an N.B.A. Athlete,” video, The New York Times
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Maybe we’ll just eat at home.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
I’ve just got a plate of crackers and cheese and I’m going to go over there to eat it. Do you want to join us.
— Patrick (Judy’s great work friend)
Friday, October 13, 2017
Sand up, Stand up. Stand up and give us a speech.
— Sid to himself after a round of “Happy Birthday”
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
from “every angle”
— Email from A & S (Arnie and Sheila) about how Lily and I looked great dancing
Monday, October 9, 2017
No you have it.
— Man letting me have the last everything bagel at the small bodega near The Center For Book Arts
Sunday, October 8, 2017
— Moshe Pfefferman, “Cool Guy,” Transparent
Saturday, October 7, 2017
— name of solvent
Friday, October 6, 2017
It’s the shadow.
— Dr. Hayashi on blood vessels I can see as he checks with a bright light
Thursday, October 5, 2017
I like it when you people are around.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
When you’re born you’re not given an age. You’re a baby.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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
Monday, October 2, 2017
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
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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