“I’ve no idea when I’m going to wear it,” the girl replied calmly. “I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well…” She shrugged. “The dress claimed me.”
– Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair: A Novel
As in one’s hand a lighted match blinds you before
it comes aflame and sends out brilliant flickering
tongues to every side — so, within the ring of the
spectators, her dance begins in hasty, heated rhythms
and spreads itself darting flames around.
Colonisation is not a celebration.
– Emily van der Nagel
How much better is silence; the coffee-cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee-cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.
– Virginia Woolf, The Waves
What would be a new form factor, new design, new capabilities for another 10 years? And the engineering team has come up with something truly revolutionary, truly radical and this product is so cool.
– Phil Schiller, unveiling the new Mac Pro (WWDC 2013) (watch the video)