Category Archives: Quotations

Things people said.

Onboarding HNWI’s in Hacked States

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/24/opinion/jeff-bezos-phone-hack.html … Christopher Pierson… founded BlackCloak, a cybersecurity company for high-net-worth and high-profile individuals — executives, celebrities and billionaires. According to Mr. Pierson, few people take their digital lives as seriously as they should. “The majority of clients we onboard … Continue reading

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You Can Pick Your Battles, Not Your Wars

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/21/crushed-by-brexit-how-labour-lost-the-election My title is what I extrapolate from the tersely cogent remark attributed to an anonymous Labour Party strategist: “In the end, you can’t just fight a battle and ignore your opponent. You can’t just say: ‘We’re fighting at sea’, … Continue reading

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Kingsize Inference

… Parties that either oppose Brexit or want to rethink Britain’s departure won 52 percent of the total votes cast, while the Conservatives and other pro-Brexit parties won only 46 percent. “Boris is part of the establishment,” [Thomas Wright, director … Continue reading

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“Morally Murky World” Redux

This morally murky world of spying is where le Carré continues to make his literary mark. John le Carré’s 25th novel, “Agent Running in the Field,” was published on October 22, 2019. It came two years after the 88-year-old author’s … Continue reading

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A. O. Scott on Sontag

The credit on this piece says “A.O. Scott is a chief film critic at The Times and the author of ‘Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth.’” I read him frequently. (Strictly as a … Continue reading

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Outrenoir: Ultra-Black

French painter Pierre Soulages turns 100 this December, 2019. He is being accorded an exhibit at the Louvre. The only other painters given an exhibit there during their lifetimes were Picasso and Chagall. Since 1979, Soulages has worked exclusively in … Continue reading

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Don’t Slip, Ma’am

Americans watch the royals, rapt, for signs of slippage and failure, but also out of a kind of awe at how long they’ve sustained the illusion of honor. Yes, they’re mooches and hypocrites, but—… (Lili Loofbourow, “The Mesmerizing Disgrace of … Continue reading

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