Of Note

“As Jack Kennedy to hats, so Obama to helmets: Presidents can make once accepted elements of life look suddenly dated.”

Adam Gopnik on the President’s football head injury comments (New Yorker)

(Source: nyr.kr)

“I did the best I could with what I had.”

Philip Roth, quoting boxer Joe Louis, after re-reading his own entire oeuvre.

“In a dream there is no bluffing or pretense.”

Yasunari Kawabata

Come on, this is amazing.

“At every level in one’s progress up that staggeringly high pyramid, the world was once more divided into those men who had the right stuff to continue the climb and those who had to be left behind in the most obvious way.”

Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff

How bad can any day be when there’s a new Errol Morris short film out?  

"Team Spirit" directed by Errol Morris for ESPN. (via @jgee)

(Source: youtube.com)

“A conglomerate heap of trash, that’s what I am. But it burns with a high flame.”

Ray Bradbury on his variety of influences. Rest in peace.

via Ta-Nehisi Coates