Thursday, February 19, 2009

"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nobody with a good car needs to be justified."
-Flannery O'Connor, quote found on Facebook.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"the New York Post is no longer merely a journalistic problem. It is a social problem--a force for evil."
- Columbia Journalism Review

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"The welfare of the people has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience"
-Albert Camus

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"I've wined and dined on mulligan stew and never wished for turkey as I hitched and hiked and grifted, too, from Maine to Albuquerque...Social circles spin too fast for me. My Hobohemia is the place to be."
- Rodgers & Hart, "The Lady Is a Tramp"
"The next time they send me a work order with no specs.... The next email is gonna be in all caps!"
- unknown, heard on street
Think of professional wrestling as a performance art, like synchronized swimming or tango dancing.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Back at Grand Central Terminal, we initiated N into the mysteries of the whispering gallery."
- the Brooklyn Bachelor

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Anything is possible, you just have to know the right guy"
- Unknown, possibly altered or never said at all.
"This is my entire practice right here"
- Susan, accountant, as she points to a box full of 3.5" floppy disks.
"Do you need a webolution?"
- The slightly tipsy husband of a friend coins a new word.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"Saved, rescued, fished-up, half-drowned, out of the deep, dark river, dry clothes, hair shampooed and set. Nobody would know I had ever been in it."
- Jean Rhys Good Morning, Midnight by way of the excellent blog Tomorrow Museum.

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Love stands in with the loan sharks when your heart's in pawn."
- Misheard song lyric from Billie Holiday's "Loveless Love"