"I never learned anything from a match that I won."

Bobby Jones

"Essayer, in French, means simply to try. To essay something is to test or taste it, or give it a whirl… firing a pistol to see if it shoots straight, or trying out a horse to see if it handles well."

Bakewell, ‘On Living’

"We live in an age where some of the great breakthroughs are not going to happen in the labs or the halls of academia but on laptops, desktops, in the palms of people’s hands who are simply helping out for the search."

Adam Spencer, Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

"I have this new strategy. It’s called no strategy."

Kanye West

"The movement from naïve optimism to cynicism is the new American journey. In naïve optimism we don’t need to pray because everything is under control, everything is possible. In cynicism we can’t pray because everything is out of control, little is possible."

Paul Miller, A Praying Life

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

"I’m just a storyteller, and the cinema happens to be my medium. I like it because it re-creates life in movement, enlarges it, enhances it, distills it. For me, it’s far closer to the miraculous creation of life than, say, a painting or music or even literature. It’s not just an art form; it’s actually a new form of life, with its own rhythms, cadences, perspectives and transparencies. It’s my way of telling a story."

Federico Fellini, Federico Fellini: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)

"Have you seen, like, buildings? They’re almost universally awful, and not just aesthetically. There is no “just aesthetically” in architecture or environmental design. These are our habitats. They shape our society. We don’t want those to be awful. They need to be constructed with love and care."

Daniel keeps the portalJon Mitchell, 

"We tend to exist in a distracted present, where forces on the periphery are magnified and those immediately before us are ignored. Our ability to create a plan—much less follow through on it—is undermined by our need to be able to improvise our way through any number of external impacts that stand to derail us at any moment. Instead of finding a stable foothold in the here and now, we end up reacting to the ever-present assault of simultaneous impulses and commands."

Douglas Rushkoff, Present Shock

"I have no patience for contemporary handlebar mustaches. They anger me. They look indulgent and ridiculous. If you have a handlebar mustache, that is pretty much all you are. You are a delivery system for a handlebar mustache. I saw a guy in Brooklyn once with a handlebar mustache, pierced ears, a fedora hat and jodhpurs. He was a collage of sartorial attempts at evading himself. It looked as if he were interrupted during a shave in the mid-1850s and had to grab some clothes and dress quickly while being chased through a time tunnel."

Marc Maron, My Desperate, Stupid, Emotional Hunt for the Perfect Pants

"The future is extremely hard to see through the lens of the present. It’s very easy to unconsciously dismiss the first versions of something as frivolous or useless."

Dustin Curtis, What a stupid idea

"Those who can write a book are the ones that can see the connections between their thoughts."

Brian Sanders

"When people are more outraged by the ambiguous ending of The Sopranos than some young girl being stoned to death, then there’s something wrong."

Steven Soderbergh, State of Cinema

"The market for castles in upstate New York dried up completely."

Susan Phemister, Their Home Is a Castle, Like It or Not

"Cinema is a specificity of vision. It’s an approach in which everything matters. It’s the polar opposite of generic or arbitrary and the result is as unique as a signature or a fingerprint."

Steven Soderbergh, State of Cinema