Another trove of data, he would later come to realize, was Twitter.
— Walter Isaacson, Elon Musk
Henry Winkler's fishing updates are my new favorite posts
— @fuckjerry
And we biographers have this dirty secret that we know we distort history a bit by making the narrative too driven by an individual. But sometimes it is driven by an individual.
— Walter Isaacson, "Walter Isaacson: Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Einstein, Da Vinci & Ben Franklin | Lex Fridman Podcast #395"
I'm starting to realize I don't remember 9/11 like I remember having to remember it.
— @dank.lloyd.wright
Ben Denzer is an artist whose work plays on value and scale.
The New York Times Magazine
Inch, Mile
— Ed Ruscha
One of my most prized possessions – a coin minted with “2 CENTIMETERS” on one side and “2 GRAMMES” on the other. Still in its original presentation sleeve as I found it at an exonumia convention a few decades ago. These exonumia conventions were held in a different mid-western city each year and always took place the last weekend in August. Exonumia is already an obscure category but within that category I would go for the “mavericks”, those coins which defy categorization. Every dealer had a binder or jar filled with such coins and they were always inexpensive. It was in one of these jars/binders that I found this gem. Best $3 I ever spent.
— @micahlexier
You're a good person. Do you like the person that's doing that to your wife?
— Sheila on Lily's intern year
And they reveled in their own manipulation because it was so well executed, becuase it was so comfortable and reassuring, and perhaps most of all, becuase it was so empowering to know that someone could actually have achieved this. In the end, it was not the control of wonder that made Disneyland so overwhelming to its visitors; like so much else in Walt Disney's career, it was the wonder of control.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
Bill Evans had landscaped the park largely with indigenous trees that had been uprooted by highway construction, but even then Walt didn't have enough money to finish the job and instructed Evans to put Latin names on the weeds as if they were specimine plants.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
They sent us a painting that one of the elephants had made, a painting of an elephant by an elephant.
— Joe Rogan, "#2013 - Paul Rosolie, The Joe Rogan Experience"
It had always been about control. About crafting a better reality than the one outside the studio, and about demonstrating that one had the capactiy to do so.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
AGE: c. 149 years old in 2000
— Bonsai tree description
If you are a college student who likes to nod intently at your professors while they're talking in class, just know that all of them adore you and think you are the absolute greatest
— @shelbyedoyle via @upworthy via @markcoddington
And he said that he kept a slogan pasted inside his porkpie hat from the time he had been urged to make a sequel to Three Little Pigs: "You can't top pigs with pigs!"
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
"Living with Bambi, as we did, for five years, we lost all sense of perspective," he wrote columnist Jimmy Starr, who had praised the film, "but your wire and editorial comment raises our hopes that we have achieved what we aimed for when we first decided to make it." Then he added remorsefully, "One thing we learned from this experience[,] and that is we'll never again spend so much time on another subject."
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
In effect the studio, which had once existed to make films, now made films so that it could continue to exist.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
weird flex but ok
— @_matteo999 comment on @onlyinbos post "The West End on-ramp has doors and windows imprinted in the concrete as a reminder of the former neighborhood there, completely leveled by the end of the 1950s as part of a large-scale urban renewal project.
The consequences of this bizarre position were many: The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere & in the middle of summer. The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere & in the middle of winter. The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899.
In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900.
This ship was therefore not only in:
Two different days,
Two different months,
Two different years,
Two different seasons
But in two different centuries - all at the same time!
— Suggested Facebook post
Definitely pressed.
— Lily on glass in The Met