You even take away from the opponent the piece they love to hate. They need that piece.
— Person in The Trial of Tilted Arc
— License Plate
Bill Aguado says that in the South Bronx the community too often means the people who see a chance to get involved and win.
— Jane Kramer, "Whose Art Is It?," The New Yorker
I interviewed Annie Wang on her seminal series Mother as a Creator
— @gongjongong
In one of his earlier ceremonies, Petraeus had learned that Iraquis didn't quite believe an agreement was real unless it was stamped with an official seal. So he had some of his men design a seal, sending them into the local bazaar to find popular emblems and symbols with which to embroider it.
— Fred Kaplan, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
"Lessons of history" can be "misleading," he went on. It was well understood that the Cold Warriors of the early 1960s had distorted history when they likened the communist assult on South Vietnam to Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland or Czechoslovakia. Now, he wrote, the military cheifs of the mid-1980s were similarly "myopic" in seeing every third-world crisis as another Vietnam. He quoted Mark Twain on the broad issue of lessons: "We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it—and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again—and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."
— Fred Kaplan, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
MKULTRA was so highly classified that when John McCone succeeded Dulles as CIA director in late 1961, he was not informed of its existance. Fewer than half a dozen agency brass were aware of MKULTRA at any period during it's twenty-year history.
— Tom O'Neill, Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
— Café la France's Providence train station location tagline
See I memorize things as my job, so when you can't remember one thing I find it amusing.
— Lily
At least six purple houses.
— Lily on bike counting purple houses
As artist Joe Hanson suggests, "Much of what has been called public art might better be defined as private indulgence."
— Suzanne Lacy, "Cultural Pilgrimates and Metaphoric Journeys," Mapping The Terrain: New Genre Public Art
It was more about the way that events, in all their messy reality, boiled down to the canonical fact. The way that a narrative becomes the narative.
— Tom O'Neill, Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
I moved so much that I stopped collecting things.
— Sun Ho*
That duality which is the very mark of art: the tension between the wish to say (explicitness, literalness) and the wish to be silent (truncation, economy, condensation, evocativeness, mystery, exaggeration).
— Susan Sontag, "Posters: Advertisement, Art, Political Artifact, Commodity," The Art of Revolution: 96 Posters from Cuba
The meaning of things can change on a dime.
— Janet*
America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers.
— Announcer at Sea Dogs Field of Dreams game
Cider donuts.
— Jonathan
Cooler & Warmer
— Old Rhode Island slogan
If Gournay wins, a page of Montaigne may also come to look simpler, for it could reduce the desire for the visually disruptive sprinkling of "A," "B," and "C" letters signifying different layers of composition. They would still be of interest, but they were first put in by editors working from the Bordeaux Copy whose motivation was partly to make their hard work fully visible.
— Sarah Bakewell, How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Isn't that what baseball's all about? Tradition? It's a museum masquerading as a sport.
— Alex Levy, The Morning Show