Art is something that’s wrapped around it maybe.
— Kai
— Ratatat, “Ghostface Killah & Jadakiss - Run”
Like hammocks of skin.
— Paul Muldoon, “Dancers At The Moy”
— David, C.O.G.
Friction is good, it keeps things together.
— John Hunter
No, in an age of avant-gardism the only possible strategy to counter a new style which you detest is to leapfrog it.
— Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word
With a sigh Braque waited for his old comrade Pablo’s imminent collapse as a painter and a human being… But the damnedest thing happened instead! Picasso just kept ascending.
— Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word
Only when he gave himself up to the idea that the arrow made its own way.
— Paul Muldoon
We are already picking and choosing.
— Peter Singer
But when I do I wonder why.
— Asaf Avidan, “One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)”
Socrates is skeptical and asks, Is conduct right because the gods command it, or do the gods command it because it is right?
— James Rachels, The Elements of Moral Philosophy
It’s also just truth seeking and everything else.
— Nat Oppenheimer
When do you think there will be universal emancipation?
— Teddy
It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
— Vladimir V. Putin, “A Plea for Caution From Russia,” The New York Times
To take it away from its self indulgence, its futility.
— Liz Diller
Searching hard.
— The Last Bison, “Quill”
Takes two to tango.
— Kristin
Went out one night for to make a little round
— Doc Watson, “Little Sadie”
Hot and fresh out the kitchen.
— R. Kelly, “Ignition”
Started from the bottom now we’re here.
— Drake, “Started From The Bottom”