Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"I write from 9am to 2pm daily."
- Adam Gopnik

Monday, February 25, 2013

Journalist: What is it that attracts you to the dessert?

T.E. Lawrence: It's clean.

From David Lean's 1962 Lawrence of Arabia

Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Drawing is thinking."
- Milton Glaser

Rosso Fiorentino's The Musical Angel. Take a virtual tour of the Uffizi gallery here.

Friday, February 22, 2013

"The purpose of art is to inform and delight."
- Attributed to Horace by Milton Glaser

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

amusing Winston

Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. Winston Churchill loved them. 
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it. 
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list. 
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong. 
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. 
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left. 
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. 
8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. 9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. 
10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, Notify:' I put 'DOCTOR'. 
11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. 
12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. 
13. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure. 
14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target. 15. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. 
16. You're never too old to learn something stupid. 
17. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

Monday, February 18, 2013

important centre for modern art

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"You can have success. We've seen it a million times. To maintain it is another thing ... I don't know how to learn from success. I haven't figured that part out."
- Jay Z

Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Money doesn't talk, it swears."
- Bob Dylan

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

where Keith Richards eats

Matisse and Hemingway also enjoyed Trattoria Da Romano.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Saturday, February 9, 2013

where the term "Impressionism" originated

Claude Monet's Impression: Sunrise, 1873 


"35% of ads on television are fear based."
- Martin Lindstrom


"My paintings are done by a filmmaker, sculpture by a musician, films by a painter, music by a filmmaker, paintings by a sculptor, sculpture by a filmmaker, films by a musician, music by a sculptor...sometimes they all work together. Also, many of my paintings have been done by a painter, sculpture by a sculptor, films by a filmmaker, music by a musician. There is a tendency towards purity in all of these media as separate endeavours."
- Michael Snow

Quote source here. Image source here.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

on writing

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”
- E.M. Forster

one of the hardest illnesses to diagnose

Story here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"If you look closely at history, most inventions don't come out of the blue."
- Michael Wood, Silicon Valley Engineer

Monday, February 4, 2013

formula for success

"See what people can't see then act on it."
- Bob Kraft, New England Patriots

Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Strength does not come from physical capacity; it comes from an indomitable will."
- Mahatma Gandhi