December 22, 2011
"I'll have what she's having."
--Katz's Deli patron played by Estelle Reiner in When Harry Met Sally...
December 21, 2011
"This book will change your life!"
--from the song "Hello!", The Book of Mormon
December 20, 2011
"The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city."
--Terry McKay as played by Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember Read More...
December 19, 2011
"Colossal statuary does not consist simply in making an enormous statue. It ought to produce an emotion in the breast of the spectator, not because of its volume, but because its size is in keeping with the idea it represents and with the place which it ought to occupy."
--Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty
December 18, 2011
"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11."
--President Barack Obama
December 17, 2011
"...But then, in New York, I discovered pizza. It blew my mind wide f---ing open. I would buy ten or twenty slices a day. And then, when I realized you could buy a great big pizza all for yourself, I started ordering them wherever we went."
--Ozzy Osbourne talking about food in the 70's
December 16, 2011
"As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed."
--Vincent Van Gogh
December 15, 2011
"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
December 14, 2011
"All warfare is based on deception."
December 13, 2011
"The White House is the finest prison in the world."
--Harry S. Truman
December 12, 2011
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."
December 11, 2011
"The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better."
December 10, 2011
"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization."
--Frank Lloyd Wright
December 09, 2011
"The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man."
December 08, 2011
"It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease."
December 07, 2011
"In fact, just about all the major natural attractions you find in the West- the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, the Goodlands, the Mediocrelands, the Rocky Mountains and Robert Redford- were caused by erosion."
December 06, 2011
"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."
November 13, 2011
"We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one."
November 04, 2011
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
--Oscar Wilde Read More...
October 30, 2011
"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands."
October 15, 2011
"Good things come, and I'm not just referring to riding the buses."
July 31, 2011
"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."
July 30, 2011
“In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.”
June 18, 2011
“Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.”
--Gian Carlo Menotti
June 15, 2011
“Know how to behave at a buffet. Take a clean plate for a second helping.”
--Marilyn vos Savant
June 14, 2011
“It's like trying to describe what you feel when you're standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it's like.”
--Jack Schmitt, American Astronaut
June 12, 2011
Yogurt: “You're welcome, and here. (throws a fortune cookie at Lone Starr) Just in case you get hungry.”
Lone Starr: “A fortune cookie?”
Yogurt: “Yes. Remember, open it before you eat it.”
February 06, 2011
J and I were born in San Francisco. Because the cable car is such an icon of the city, it’s kind of strange that I had never ridden one before.
January 14, 2011
One of the benefits of working in the Presidio is that you are very close to some of San Francisco’s awesome views and landmarks. A splendid view of the Palace of Fine Arts (recently re-opened, by the way) is not far, and Crissy Field is a short walk away.
January 09, 2011
The 49 Mile Scenic Drive is a tour of San Francisco, and even though I was born here, I’ve never driven it, but it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do since I first noticed the blue and white seagull signs (designed by an artist named Rex May for a 1955 contest).