Who said it? the Quote Investigator

Published May 04, 2015 | 2 responses so far
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QUOTATION, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. — Ambrose Bierce (The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911) Most people have some sort of a niche interest… I’ve always been a bit of a quotations aficionado (quote-phile?). You can imagine how excited I was when we first got internet at home
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Marzieh Ghiasi
  • Feb. 8th, 2011 · Pedestrian
    Sidewalk Lyrics is a must-read collection of memories, thoughts, and commentaries by a 20-something year old anonymous ‘Pedestrian’ in Tehran. As virtue of being written by third culture kid who has in her own words straddled between Iran and Canada, the narrative is accessible to both Iranian and Western readers. Many of us, I would say in error, believe that our own narratives and experiences are largely representative of those of others. But each unique narrative, like a brushstroke, can at best paint a part of the picture that transcends into common experience. Pedestrian’s brushstrokes are incredibly rich, poignant and nuanced; and while maintaining strong opinions, for most of the time I’ve read her blog, as evident in this excerpt from one of her entries, she has kept an awareness of the uniqueness of experience — which makes her writing all the more relate-able.
    “In some protests, while I was there, physically, bodily, mind and soul … My friend who was on a different street just a few blocks away from me, saw radically different things, a radically different city all together … and we had no way of merging our competing landscapes. As if even being there wasn’t enough to allow you to get a firm grasp of reality; it wasn’t enough to allow you to escape the enigma & ambiguity. We were writing a Book of Laughter and Forgetting, every single day.”Source
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  • Jan. 25th, 2011 · Life is short, art is long
    Life is short, art is long… is a wonderful blog by designer Michele Roohani that I’ve been following for a couple of months. Her posts are visual delights narrated with warmth rather than pretentiousness like many other art blogs. I’ve also discovered a number of fantastic artists and works of art via the blog. # #