Inspiration and Delight

The mood board of my life. I like cats, science, art, ephemera, classic Hollywood, fashion, mysticism, oddities, and my home of New York City.

Posts tagged quote

Apr 17
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Lily McMenamy

Apr 7
“…I reject the label atheist because defining me in terms of the things I don’t believe would require an infinite list of nouns…” – Brian Cox

Mar 30
“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” – Coco Chanel

Mar 25
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (American, 1803–82), from Self-Reliance (1841)

Mar 18
“Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.” – William Shenstone (1763)

Mar 3
“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.” – Roy Ascott (British, b.1934), via Brian Eno (British, b.1948)

Feb 12
“Travel is intensified living. Travel is freedom, and it changes people. It can broaden perspectives and teach new ways to measure quality of life. Prized souvenirs are the strands of different cultures we decide to knit into our own character.” – Rick Steves

Nov 14
“We like lists because we don’t want to die.” – Umberto Eco

Nov 10
“I gained knowledge when I succeeded, I gained wisdom when I failed.” – William Chapman

Oct 27
“A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.” – Lana Turner

Oct 13
“Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.” – Yoko Ono

Oct 8
“The city is a body and a mind—a physical structure as well as a repository of ideas and information. Knowledge and creativity are resources.” – David Byrne

Sep 25
“Wealth is really about having good taste.” – Ian Schrager

Sep 20
“One should not be too distracted by definitions. Ideas transcend definitions.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sep 17
“Find out who you are, and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton (American, b.1946)

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