To be a good critic, you have to make a new enemy every week and never run out of people to be your friend. In this country that’s L.A. or New York. Otherwise you’re going to moving a lot.
»Peter Schjeldahl, in Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World.
Sometimes I suspect the real function of communications technology is to illustrate, frostily and nakedly, just how frightening the details of life on Earth are.
»Warren Ellis. ‘We’re living in the last days of the Roman Empire’