Cormorano

Apr 24

You know, people think I wear driving shoes with suits because I am stylish, I have sprezzatura and all that. Actually, the truth is that since I had that terrible car crash just after the end of the war my leg and foot have always given me pain, and so I have to wear soft, comfortable shoes, and Giulio [Miserocchi] has worked out this fantastic model especially for me. It is very soft, with this heel pad for extra support which is very good for me.

– Gianni Agnelli [via theasmontichronicles]

You know, people think I wear driving shoes with suits because I am stylish, I have sprezzatura and all that. Actually, the truth is that since I had that terrible car crash just after the end of the war my leg and foot have always given me pain, and so I have to wear soft, comfortable shoes, and Giulio [Miserocchi] has worked out this fantastic model especially for me. It is very soft, with this heel pad for extra support which is very good for me.

– Gianni Agnelli [via theasmontichronicles]

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Apr 23

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“Edit. If one word can do the work of five, now you’re talking.” — Phyllis Diller [via explore-blog]

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Casa Malaparte, Capri, 1937

Casa Malaparte, Capri, 1937

“Nothing memorable is ever said, it is always written; only sometimes it is not written down, but written in the mind so quickly that it can be produced as speech. In speech, the mind is on the moment, the subject, the interlocutor; in writing, the mind is on these and also always on the self, and the appearance the self and its language are making. Speech is an action, writing an act (as in “putting on an act”) whose audience is always primarily oneself. To become memorable or brilliant, language needs to be fertilized by egotism.” — Adam Kirsch

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Jan 27

Circles of Influence [via explore-blog]

Circles of Influence [via explore-blog]

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“A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best.” — Raymond Carver [via theparisreview]

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“In art as in lovemaking, heartfelt ineptitude has its appeal and so does heartless skill, but what you want is passionate virtuosity.” — John Barth [via mythologyofblue]

Jan 22

Emilio Isgrò, Cancellazione del debito pubblico (2011)

Emilio Isgrò, Cancellazione del debito pubblico (2011)

Jan 21

“Sta’ zitto, c’è la pubblicità. Se non la guardiamo è come derubare la tv.” — Homer Simpson

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Jan 20

Times Haiku -

Serendipitous poetry found within The New York Times.

Jan 14

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Jan 12

“But I have yet 10 years of youth: I left childhood a few years ago. All is slow in me; all is slow but I drink life as a cup of brandy.” — Eugenio Montale, Lettere a Clizia