And what’s more, no one ever seemed to tell anyone else what to do. You maybe heard Mick or Keith grunt something from time to time - “that’s a wank” or “that’s a gas” - but basically they just blasted away until they had something completely different from what they started with.
—Christopher Sandford, The Rolling Stones Fifty Years (tu)
You get towards the end of life - no, not life itself, but of something else: the end of any likelihood of change in that life. You are allowed a long moment of pause, time enough to ask the question: what else have I done wrong?
—Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending (tu)
It was a community until it wasn’t anymore, but that was inevitable. Artists grow and move on; some stabilize in place, and others fall away.
—Suze Rotolo, A Freewheelin’ Time (tu)
Comparing what we’re looking for misses the point. It’s wanting to know that makes us matter. Otherwise we’re going out the way we came in.
—Tom Stoppard, Arcadia: A play (tu)
The only thing we can say with confidence is that when the time comes, there will be experts who are sure they know what the future holds and people who pay far too much attention to them
—Dan Gardner, Future Babble
A wonderful book by @dgardner , here’s to the foxes (tu)