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Found Language #001

2010 07 19 Found Language 001 1

“The title of ‘Object’ really says it all: desire is a fleeting, opaque and unattainable thing…” — On Buñuel’s The Obscure Object Of Desire

“And that, to me, is one of the reasons why being small is so powerful – whether you’re one illustrator, a team of two designers, or a photographer. We have the flexibility to change the way we work if what we’re working on doesn’t work. We are unencumbered beings — free to mold ourselves and our business to reflect our own values.” — Amy Ng’s review of Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


“Thus there is in the life of a collector a dialectical tension between the poles of disorder and order. Naturally, his existence is tied to many other things as well: to a very mysterious relationship to ownership, something about which we shall have more to say later; also, to a relationship to objects which does not emphasize their functional, utilitarian value–that is, their usefulness–but studies and loves them as the scene, the stage, of their fate.” — Walter Benjamin, ‘Unpacking My Library’, Illuminations

“You! You’re not a boy anymore! You’re a man anymore!” — Melanie Marquez

“And yes, I am going to buy a great big, fantabulous hat.” — Maria Rodale, from “It’s Derby Weekend! Vote for Your Favorite Derby Day!”

“Most neglected writers have been neglected for perfectly understandable reasons – usually because they are obscure, difficult or just plain boring.” — Kate Saunder, New Statesman, 28 August 1998, from The Neglected Books

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