Category Archives: Sticky quotes

On America, from Shantaram

Aug 7, 2011 9:23 PM

“And I’d like to go back some day. I think I love it there, most of all. There’s something so confident and open-hearted and… and BRAVE about America and the American people. I don’t feel American – at least I don’t think I do – but I’m comfortable with them, if you know what I mean, more than I am with any other people, anywhere.”

Karla, page 61.

David Sedaris is Brilliant

Jul 13, 2011 10:05 AM

“In the beginning, I was put off by the harshness of German. Someone would order a piece of cake and it sounded as if it were an actual order, like ‘Cut the cake and lie face down in the ditch between the cobbler and the little girl.’ I’m guessing this comes from having watched too many Second World War movies.”

Up your work rate and quality will come

May 16, 2011 1:59 PM

“A genius is a genius, Simonton maintains, because he can put together such a staggering number of insights, ideas, theories, random observations, and unexpected connections that he almost inevitably ends up with something great. ‘Quality,’ Simonton writes, is ‘a probabilistic function of quantity’”

Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker.