words i'd like to stay with me

I get an energy from their tenderness, strength and glamour that I’m very responsive to. --- Phoebe Philo

I wished I had died before I ever loved anyone but her. She was smiling, the sun on her lovely face tanned by the snow and sun, beautifully built, her hair red gold in the sun, grown all winter awkwardly and beautifully [..]. "Oh Tatie," she said, when I was holding her in my arms, 'you're back and you made such a fine successful trip. I love you and we've missed you so.' I loved her and I loved no one else and we had a lovely magic time when we were alone. --- Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

In the 60s everybody got interested in everybody else. Drugs helped a little there. Everybody was equal suddenly- debutantes and chauffeurs, waitresses and governors [...] In the 70s everybody started dropping everybody. The 60s were Clutter. The 70s are very empty [...] During the 60s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered. I think that once you see emotions from a certain angle you can never think of them as real again. That's what more or less has happened to me. I don't really know if I was ever capable of love, but after the 60s I never thought in terms of "love" again. However, I became what you might call fascinated by certain people. One person in the 60s fascinated me more than anybody I had ever known. And the fascination I experienced was probably very close to a certain kind of love. --- Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

Manhattan is an accumulation of disasters that never happen. --- Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York

Beauty exists only in struggle. There is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. --- The Futurist Manifesto

The acceleration of history has profoundly transformed individual lives that, in centuries past, used to proceed from birth to death within a single historical period; today a life straddles two such periods, sometimes more. Whereas history used to advance far more slowly than human life, nowadays it is history that moves fast, it tears ahead, it slips from man's grasp, and the continuity, the identity, of a life is in danger of cracking apart. So the novelist feels the need to keep withing reach, alongside our own way of life, the memory of the bashful and half forgetten one our predecessors lived. --- Milan Kundera, The Art of the Novel

The opening up of new markets, foreign or domestic, and the organizational development from the craft shop and factory to such concerns as U.S. Steel illustrate the same process of industrial mutation - if I may use that biological term - that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one. This process of Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism. --- Joseph Schumpeter