Category Archives: Quotations

Things people said.

Sayings

“Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction.” (Francis Picabia) “Extremism makes you stupider.” (David Brooks) Hard part of riding a tiger is getting off. (Chinese saying?) “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison, then waiting for the … Continue reading

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Happy Words

“Blowsy abstraction jostling with derelict figuration.” (Schejdahl?) “Yawing between gesture and smear.” (Ditto?) “Painting isn’t dead except as a major art. From now on it will be a discourse of adepts, like jazz.” (Dave Hickey) “Attack with paint the shallow … Continue reading

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Becky Hammon

“My job is to be the best that I can be, and if that changes your mind, then great. But I can’t be consumed with how you feel about me.” (Becky Hammon, 5′-6″-tall basketball champion and contender for top coach … Continue reading

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It’s Free

[Product Description for St. Claire’s Organic Candy Licorice Pastilles on Amazon} “A folding display box containing six tins of licorice tablets. Contains no artificial coloring, flavoring, or animal by-products. It is Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Casein-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Fish/Shellfish-free, Corn-free. … Continue reading

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Five Quotes About What

Fried okra is not a vegetable. It’s cornmeal in drag. (jmn) He’s determined to shoot himself in my foot. (jmn) The student decided I wasn’t serving his needs and resolved to take it out on himself. (jmn) It’s hard not … Continue reading

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Five Quotes About …

“What I teach you is nothing. What you learn by doing over and over is where the learning begins.” (Simon Michael) “Writing poetry is much easier than reading it.” (Guy Davenport) “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” (Hemingway) “It … Continue reading

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Five Quotes About Poetry

“It’s the poet’s business to make poetry out of the unexplored resources of the unpoetical.” (T.S. Eliot) “I would sooner give the laurel to vigorous error than to any orthodoxy not inspired.” (W.B. Yeats) “A poem by its nature operates … Continue reading

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