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Twitter: a natural process which partially converts insecure boasting into sarcastic negativity, hollow positivity, or both.
Being alone with one's thoughts seems way cooler when a Murakami character does it.
If you don't have time to write 500 words, write 1000 and cut 500 out.
Werner Herzog on another way to become a filmmaker: "Read, read, read, read, read, read, read. Only those who read own the world."
Werner Herzog on how to become a filmmaker: "Walk on foot, learn languages, learn a craft or trade that has nothing to do with cinema."
Life differs from fiction chiefly in being all genres at once.
School asks us to work hard on things we don't care about, with the result that some of us never bother to seek out anything we do.
Find the things too painful not to do, then do a sufficiently rare combination of them for the rest of your life.
We conflate learning another language, all too instinctively and at our great peril, with learning to translate it.
Unhappiness (n.): the delusion that other people, by contrast, have their shit together.
"If you pay attention to the world, it’s an amazing place. If you don’t, it’s whatever you think it is." - Reggie Watts
My money's on anyone who doesn't need human nature to change.
"The stronger the identity, the more it imprisons, the more it resists expansion, interpretation, renewal, contradiction." - Rem Koolhaas
My menswear essay for @putthison covering "Icons of Men's Style", a handbook to midcentury American and British "cool": http://putthison.com/post/38153635061/colin-marshall-on-menswear-books-icons-of-mens-style …
Most of what we want, we don't articulate. Most of what we articulate, we don't want.
Host of Notebook on Cities and Culture, author of A Los Angeles Primer. I hope to one day figure out how to purchase a used Nissan.