Archive for March, 2014

2014

stationery

Stationery lives and travels.

Garance Doré, quoted in the New York Times, “With Spring Fashion, It’s All About Wearing Your Slogan on Your Sleeve” (2014)

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2014

friends

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

2014

success

So what I want to argue for is not that we should give up on our ideas of success, but we should make sure that they are our own. We should focus in on our ideas. and make sure that we own them, that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough, not getting what you want, but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of a journey, that it isn’t, in fact, what you wanted all along.

Alain de Botton, “A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success” (2009)

2014

fatherhood

Remember. Before your father was a parent, he was a person. Young, and confused, just like you.

Phillip Toledano, The Reluctant Father (2014)

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