quotes, lately useful

by Virginia Postrel

Glamour — any calculated, carefully polished image designed to impress and persuade


by Judith Thurman

  • women wants to look unique, while men omnipotent
  • people want to look like their idols (wear Kate Middleton skirt) – that’s not high fashion but lack of identity. People show off their uniqueness in sophistication of clothing.

by Adam Gopnik

Food writing is constricted within ever tighter circles of opinions. What we want from it is ever broadening metaphor of our common life.

Metaphor is social and shares table with objects it intertwines and attitudes it reconciles. Opinion ?, like a Micheline inspector, dines alone.


By John Weeler

matter shapes the geometry of space and geometry of space tells matter how to move


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