Quote for Monday, November 23, 2015


“A book of 500 pages, or of 100 pages, or even of 25, wherein all the pages are similar, is a boring book considered as a book, no matter how thrilling the content of the words of the text printed on the pages might be.”

Ulises Carrión, The New Art of Making Books

Quote for Monday, December 7, 2015

“Artists and alchemists have to keep their eye on everything because they do not know what to expect….From a welter of poorly understood substances, artists and alchemists make their choices more or less at random. In part, they know what they want, and in part they are just watching to see what will emerge.”

James Elkins, What Painting Is