Saturday, December 19, 2009


"Style is a simple way of saying complicated things."
-Jean Cocteau

"Design is not making beauty. Beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love."
-Louis Kahn

"It is better to fail in originality that to succeed in imitation."
-Benjamin Franklin

"The details are not details. They make the design."
-Charles Eames


"It's better to light the candle than curse the darkness."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, December 18, 2009


"Worse is a sign it's almost over. Cheer up Captain."
-Eliza Doolittle - My Fair Lady

Thursday, December 10, 2009


"But for all the potential tales of woe that they suggest, scars are also signposts of optimism. If your body is game enough to knit itself back together after a hard physical lesson, to make scar tissue, that means you're still alive, means you're on the path toward healing."
-Dana Jenning

Monday, December 7, 2009


"There is in every woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity." -Washington Irving


“We started by talking to the beggars and we said at what point did you start to beg?”- Muhammad Yunnis.

Monday, November 23, 2009


"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."
-Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, November 20, 2009


"Every form of happiness is one, every desire is driven by the same motor - by our love for a single value, for the highest potentiality of our own existence - and every achievement is an expression of it." Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.

Monday, November 9, 2009


"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

Thursday, November 5, 2009


"there's nothing quite like it.

people. everywhere. from all over. doing something so unbelievably difficult and miraculous. each with a story. running together. a moving quilt covering the blacktop streets. an endless stream of wordless music as their feet meet the pavement.

kate and i were walking across 62nd street towards first avenue, approaching the party, when we saw runners. moving at a speed you can't even imagine. whoosh. whoosh. woosh. followed quickly by a news camera on a dolly. whoosh. and we realized, oh that's the lead pack. we just saw the very front-runners. live and in person. i took this as a very good omen for the month. had we arrived a minute sooner we would have been inside and walking up the stairs and missed their passing. a minute later and we wouldn't have had any idea. our timing was... fortuitous.

a tiding of all the good things to come. i think.

i hope."

-The Wild and Wily Ways of a Brunette Bombshell

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


When they were brought together, suddenly a single musical note went through them both-- and became one" - Edvard Munch "The Kiss" 1897


"It will always get worse before it gets better Sam. If not, I'd be worried about the world"
-Lilly '26 Ways to Fail"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


"Remember there are people on your side doing it for the wrong reasons and people on the other side doing it for the right reasons." -from a senator


"Sometimes people write some things they can't say." -Haley James Scott


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw


"The One Unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."