He wanted laborers to think of themselves as poets, and poets to think of themselves as laborers.
Edward McClelland on “Oil Can Eddie” Sadlowski, Salon
My mission is a combination of two things: taking the survivors who made it through a plague on a trip down memory lane where we can enjoy the soundtrack of our youth, and then turning younger guys onto this great music who might otherwise never have known about it — whether or not they have the wherewithal to know that they even have a gay heritage, given how mainstream gay people are becoming.Bus Station John, quoted by Pete Kane in SF Weekly
Woolly minded people write woolly memos, woolly letters and woolly speeches.David Ogilvy, “How to Write”
If you and your husband are using the same yeast supply and are making bread in the same kitchen, and his dough always rises while yours sometimes fails, then it may just be the cussedness of things in general.John Francis, commenter on Chowhound
There is too much journalism right now that is just based on people scraping the Internet and riffing off something else.Jill Abramson, Cosmopolitan
Editors are Americans too. We don’t want to help terrorists.
I don’t mind the word fired. I do not like the word former. It just sounds icky.
It is always exciting to have an unusual lobster.Michelle Costa, quoted by Doreen Leggett in Wicked Local
My greatest inspiration is a low bank balance.Ludwig Bemelmans (h/t @NYHistory)
The reason these people do not want to see a fat body in a bikini is because traditionally, that garment is something a woman earns by proving herself attractive enough to exist.Jenny Trout, Huffington Post
From a graphic standpoint, Derek Van Gieson lays on the ink with a jackhammer; thematically, he’s dredging some infernal pits of the collective psyche for images, characters, and surreal situations that add up to a nightmarish skull-fuck of a book.
Jason Heller, A.V. Club
If there’s a buzzing-noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee.A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
I’ve never really gotten lying anyway, because all you do is postpone the day at which you’re revealed to be a liar.Tabitha King, The New York Times
Because they’re educated and sit safely at desks, they don’t think of themselves as blue-collar mopes who need to strike for higher pay and better working conditions.Edward McClelland, Salon
The lawyer for the aquarium was so outraged,” [Steven] Wise said. “He kept saying, ‘Judge, our own dolphin is suing us!’Charles Siebert, The New York Times