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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.
Werner Herzog on another way to become a filmmaker: "Read, read, read, read, read, read, read. Only those who read own the world."
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.
Unhappiness (n.): the delusion that other people, by contrast, have their shit together.
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."
"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.
Experience, credentials, intelligence, skill: all fall distantly secondary to whether they just kinda like having you around.
They don't get mad at you; they get mad at the abstraction whose form you momentarily assume.
The World Wide Web®: Providing a Comfortable Void in Which to Signal Your Grave Concerns About the Uncontrollable Since 1993
Begrudge children not their confusion; you'd feel bewildered too if you assumed every adult life around you to be the fruition of a plan.
If each and every one of us wrote a novel, we'd at least learn an important lesson about how we've never paid much attention to anything.
Host/producer/writer, Notebook on Cities and Culture. I hope to one day figure out how to purchase a used Nissan.