miscellany

“Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.”

—   Anna Quindlen, Every Last One (via simply-quotes)

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Mark Rothko, in “Mad Men.”

Mark Rothko, in “Mad Men.”

When it comes to memories of that iconic type, memories that are burned into you, I have maybe ten or so from my childhood. I’m a bad rememberer of situations. I forget almost everything as soon as it happens. But when it comes to landscapes and rooms, it’s different. I think I remember every single room that I have been in from the age of seven. What I did was to place myself in those rooms, and when I started to write about them it was like unlocking a thousand small doors, all leading further into childhood. It’s all there, you know, inside us, it’s just a matter of finding the way.” 

-Karl Ove Knausgaard

“You have more it less two hours in a conventional film to tell a story, but the story isn’t necessarily something that needs to fit inside the rectangle. It’s got to go beyond the screen in a way. And maybe when you get finished with the movie, the movie’s not over. It lives inside of you the way the experience of looking at a painting lives inside of you. It forms who you are. The decisions that you make. And in both senses for me, they are utilitarian kind of activities rather than decorative ones. So somebody goes to a movie, it’s like giving them a drug that they can take. When they come out, they see the world through different eyes.”

—   Julian Schnabel
Henri Matisse, The Rose Marble Table, Issy-les-Moulineaux, spring-summer 1917.

Henri Matisse, The Rose Marble Table, Issy-les-Moulineaux, spring-summer 1917.

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Le Vide (Paris, Gal. Iris Clert, 1958) et Le Plein (Paris, Gal. Iris Clert, 1960)

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notesondesign:

seek and roam

notesondesign:

seek and roam

“…Salinger, the spell of whose work is cast, after all, entirely by the micro-structure of each sentence—on choosing to italicize this word, rather than that; on describing a widower’s left rather than right hand; on the ear for dialogue and the feeling for detail; above all, on the jokes.”

—   

, “WHO WAS J. D. SALINGER?”

(Source: nybooks.com)