Friday, September 21, 2018

Public Imagination

"New York is possibly the only place in which most people have already lived, in some sense, in the public imagination, before they ever arrive."
Ling Ma, Severance

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Most Ideal

Statue of Liberty

"New York is the world's greatest city and has been for a long time. Other cities have their moment but none of them come back—like Seattle had its moment. Hurray! But New York's consistently there whether it's the art or writing or music or ideas. It's the most idealized part of America, and to me it's the most ideal part."
James Murphy, New York Rock

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How to Distinguish Oneself

News Corporation

"Living in New York City for five years, I had discovered the easiest way to distinguish oneself was to have a conscience or a sense of morality, since most people in Manhattan were extraordinary thieves of various standing, some of them multi-billionaires."
Patty Yumi Cottrell, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace