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
Saturday, September 30, 2017
O shit! I didn’t realize there would be art in the stairwells!
— Lily after impulsively touching art in a stairwell at MAD
Friday, September 29, 2017
Congrats on getting your art in The Met.
— Joke Lily didn’t say to woman sketching behind ticket counter
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
My sister thought they were calming.
— Dr. Natbony on stock photos in frames
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
…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
Monday, September 25, 2017
— John McCain, “The Fighter,” 60 Minutes
Sunday, September 24, 2017
What they looked like in the hand.
— Gabriel Willow on how birds were shot and named before binoculars existed
Saturday, September 23, 2017
So you don’t know and I don’t know. We have a lot in common!
— Old lady on bench in the Cooper Hewitt garden, wondering if there was someone speaking or singing next
Friday, September 22, 2017
He had this great idea! Making books for kids!
— Henry on Mr. Ding-A-Ling
Thursday, September 21, 2017
But the depression that overtakes me when I’ve turned in book, I must confess is real and deep.
— David Cornwell, “Le Carré,” 60 Minutes
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
It was my idea.
— Sid on Ken and Mike
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The true question for the United Nations today, for people all over the world who hope for better lives for themselves and their children, is a basic one: Are we still patriots?
— Donald Trump, Speech to the UN
Monday, September 18, 2017
The last person was watching The Matrix.
— Dental nurse
Sunday, September 17, 2017
I hope that’s not his face, cuz that’s little.
— Man on Mickey Rourke’s face mask from The Wrestler in the Museum of the Moving Image
Saturday, September 16, 2017
You should take a ton and put them in each other’s bathrooms.
— Lily on monogrammed napkins from different places
Friday, September 15, 2017
The Squirrel Hunter
— Painting by Horace Pippin