Archive for September, 2011


Monday, September 19th, 2011


Sunday, September 18th, 2011

So at the end of the film I got up, and I was terribly British, I said, ‘So, who kind of liked the movie?’ And about a third of them put up their hands, and I thought, ‘Oh shit.’ So I said, ‘OK, who kind of didn’t like it?’ Two people. And I said, ‘Well, what else is there?’ And a guy in the front said, ‘Ask who really liked the movie.’ So I did, and they all put up their hands. And I thought, ‘Thank you, God.’

Sam Mendes


Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Dharma uses the word “God” with the frequency of a televangelist. It’s his way of reminding students that yoga isn’t gymnastics. Where other teachers urge students to “rotate the thighs inward” or “engage the quadriceps,” Dharma offers this instruction for refining postures: “Now, think of God.”

Anna Dubrovsky


Saturday, September 17th, 2011



Thursday, September 15th, 2011

I was talking to Woody Allen’s manager, Jeff Rawlins, and he said he used to handle Lenny Bruce. I said, “Oh, I knew Lenny, what did you think of him?” And he said, “He sinned against his talent.” That line changed my life, I threw away all kinds of corruption out of my system, I just went back to being pretty normal.

Tony Bennett


Tuesday, September 13th, 2011



Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

Albert Einstein


Thursday, September 1st, 2011


Destiny & Income

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Class determines destiny and income more certainly than it did 50 years ago. That’s a shocking fact for a country used to the idea of never-ending social progress.

Polly Toynbee

An Otter

Thursday, September 1st, 2011