Tuesday, January 30, 2018

square root of 2

"Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals."
- T. E. Lawrence

"stone print"

- Marc Chagall, The Temple of Bacchus, lithograph

Sunday, January 28, 2018

First day of parole

How to break the ice in an elevator, according to Ellen DeGeneres

Saturday, January 27, 2018


"When you go up, you don't have a flight plan. You just go where the wind takes you."
- On fate

on babying millennials

"Everybody's picture can't go on the refrigerator."
- Deon Cole, who rejects 4th place prizes

Friday, January 26, 2018

Hockney at the MET

"Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make."
- David Hockney

It's one thing to be ignorant ...

" ... but if you're ignorant AND indignant, I'm going to be all up in your situation."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson on including those who insist the earth is just 6000 years old

stay classy

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

body image

"I have to workout just to look fat."
- Will Ferrell

life of an artist

"Everyone always comes to one point in their life as an artist where you can either let your heart guide you or your ego."
- Louie Anderson

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

the secret to longevity

"Tenacious thirst for revenge."
- a philosophy that brought justice to Adolf Eichmann  

you get what you give

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
- Winston Churchill

Monday, January 22, 2018


"The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance."
- Axiom

on success

"Think like a millionaire; hustle like you're broke."
- Lori Gteiner

on aging

"You recognize cycles better. And you know you will survive."
- Willem Dafoe

Sunday, January 21, 2018

greatest regret

"That I was too old to have affairs."
- Peggy Guggenheim


"Like hitting a bullet with a bullet."
- On the unlikely possibility of intercepting a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, which travels at 11,000 mph


"Jail is designed to make you not want to go back there."
- Kiefer Sutherland

on martinis

"One is plenty, two is too much, three is not enough."
- James Thurber

Saturday, January 20, 2018

on pony cars

"You can sell a young man's car to an old man, but you can't sell an old man's car to a young man."
- Auto adage


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

Friday, January 19, 2018

entrance requirement

"You must be uncomfortable in your own skin."
- August Strindberg on being an artist


"My motto was 'Buy a picture a day' and I lived up to it."
- Peggy Guggenheim, where only 3% of her collection is exhibited at any one time

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thermal efficiency

Your dryer might not be broken. Have Patrick check your vent.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

big brother

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
- George Orwell

Monday, January 15, 2018

on suboptimal relationships

Dominance. Control. Power. Ego.

"I'm proud to be maladjusted"

quality and quantity

"He wrote more words than Shakespeare and Dickens combined."
- On Winston Churchill, who was advised by Ernest Cassel to write to pay the bills

Sunday, January 14, 2018


"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
- Elie Wiesel

serenity now

"If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence."

Full article here.

Saturday, January 13, 2018


“Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.”

on innovation

" ... they didn't use hair pomade."

on figurative and literal death

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."
- Axiom

Friday, January 12, 2018

why things usually don't change

" ... because someone is benefitting from the status quo."
- Barack Obama

on teamwork

"You need to have people around you who say that you don't have any clothes on."
- Michael Bloomberg

Thursday, January 11, 2018

on poise

"I'm dry in the ocean, cool in fire."
- Axiom


"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
- Carl Sagan

Brave New World

“I'd rather be myself," he said. "Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

on gratitude

"That I haven't been found out."
- Liam Neeson and Sir Anthony Hopkins on their shared persisting feelings of the fraudulence of their professional aptitudes.  

Monday, January 8, 2018


“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

on fair chance

"Disability doesn't mean lack of ability."

Pol Roger

His good friend, Lord Birkenhead, once said of him, “Winston is a man of simple tastes, he is always prepared to put up with the best of everything.”
- Source here.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

18th century branding

"Happy is he who escapes me."
- Blunderbuss

Tallest mountain under the ocean

The peak of Mauna Kea is 13,803 feet (4,207 m) above mean sea level but 33,476 feet (10,203 m) above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It is the world's tallest mountain by this measure, taller than Mount Everest 29,029 feet (8,848 m) which is the highest mountain above sea level.

Friday, January 5, 2018

You're Fucked

won't fill the hole

"Thank God I didn't fuck over anyone for this."
- A 27 year old Matt Damon on winning the "Good Will Hunting" Oscar

revert to basic selves

"Everyone's got a plan until they're punched in the face."
- Axiom

Thursday, January 4, 2018

ceaseless motion

"Marine limestone."
- Stephen Jay Gould on Mount Everest where the bottom became the top.

the clock has run out

America Ferrera speaks about the legal fund established to protect both women and men against sexual harassment, here.

chief strength

"We can live in the Arctic as well as the Amazon - we adapt."
- Chris Hayes

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

on objectivism

"Reality is a cloud of possibility, but people want to make a point."
- The Undoing Project