I wouldn't have it any other way.
— Bill Murray responding to "It must be nice to be you," On the Rocks
Genius is probably everywhere but the problem is how to self promote.
— David paraphrasing Max Stirner
I have been dumping city of worc trash here for about 20 years now, the place is clean on the outside, the inside is a trash burning facility , so it’s expected to be somewhat dumpy inside . the people (that work there) have always been kind & professional, and most importantly approachable if I have any issues. I have 10 yrs before I can retire and I don’t mind this company as a hole to dump my city issued, packet with yellow city bags vehicle . For the remainder of my career
— Mark Fair, 4 star review on Google Maps for Wheelabrator on 331 SW Cutoff, Millbury, MA 01527
In Weaver's opinion, Just was "so queer a mixture of modesty and confidence" that it was difficult to tell how important his work really was.
— Kenneth R. Manning, Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just
I thus appreciate both the patience and impatience.
— Email*
Before dismissing the notion out of hand, it should be pointed out that the belief in the efficacy of intercessory prayer to heal is still widely held today.
— Douglas Smith, Rasputin
When they told him aout the disgraceful things Rasputin was comitting "on the side," he did not want to believe them. And why? For one simple reason: the colors used to paint Rasputin were simply too dark. Had those "well-wishers" not tried so hard, then, maybe, the emperor would have listened to their words. He who has given himself the goal of breaking apart two friends commits a big mistake if he depicts teh one he is trying to destroy as a completely worthless individual. It is much easier to achieve the desired result if in condemning him or her, you also ad a bit of praise.
— Lily Dehn via Douglas Smith, Rasputin
He was shocked to find not everyone as awed by the significance of these holy places as he was.
— Douglas Smith, Rasputin
The rat trap behind the untitled Ulrich Rückriem sculpture
— Brian Mucmullen tweet he posted to Instagram
The only thing that can keep me awake is frozen grapes.
— Lily
"So true!!!"
— @bradtroemel meme
So you do not need to collect everything. Actually, if you collect too many things, you cannot establish a hypothesis. To re-energize this format of books on cities, we need to put emphasis again on the hypothesis.
— Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, The Ordinary: Recordings
I like seeing what they look like and naming them.
— Emily on having kids
Not many quotes.
— Lily on her lack of quotes here recently
The reason for the popularity of such religious leaders from the lower depths should not be looked for in the degraded nature of the elite's religious sensibility, he argued, but in the shortcomings of the official church, namely the "stale and dry formalism" of the Russian higher clergy.
— Douglas Smith, Rasputin
Chess.com
— Akshay
The view of research as data gathering only certainly isn't ours, though it's not unfamiliar.
— Denise Scott Brown, The Ordinary: Recordings
Lev Tikhomirov... noted this crucial fact in his diary in early 1916: "People say that the Emperor has been warned to his face that Rasputin is destroying the Dynasty. He replies: "Oh, that's silly nonsense; his importance is greatly exagerated." An utterly incomprehensible point of view. For this is in fact where the destruction comes from, the wild exaggerations. What really matters is not what sort of influence Grishka has on the Emperor, but what sort of influence the people think he has. This is precisely what is undermining the authority of the Tasar and the Dynasty." To separate Rasputin from his mythodology, I came to realize, was to completely misunderstand him. There is no Rasputin without the stories about Rasputin.
— Douglas Smith, Rasputin
Yes. There is also an incredibly beautiful text by Menander, which really became the trigger for "The Generic City." The text explained how you could describe any city in a positive way. If the city is on top of a mountain, you could say it is totally inaccessible, or you would say it is well defended, or you coudl say that it has beautiful views and panoramic conditions.
— Rem Koolhaas, The Ordinary: Recordings
Other things contributed to making me paint what I do the way I do. For one thing, I have always wanted everybody to like my work.
— Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator