To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness — though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.Julian Barnes 💬
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.Upton Sinclair 💬
If you only read the books that everyone is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.💬 Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit – all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
- Brian Eno, via this wonderful review of Con-Air
-Well, when you are playing horseshoes, and you throw your grenade at the horse, you don’t have to get that close to the horse to blow its legs off.
-It is a saying from that movie, Seabiscuit.