“In the 1930s there was legislation introduced to prevent Motorola from putting radios in dashboards, because it was thought that people couldn’t possibly cope with driving and listening to the radio.”—Cathy Davidson talks with Slate about Our Kids’ Glorious New Age of Distraction - and how we shouldn’t be worried about the internet rotting their brains.
“My first piece of advice for anybody who is any kind of artist is to move to New York City. It is the best lesson in rejection. I mean, you just walk down the street, and you feel rejected by all the beautiful people around you. And you build up this armor. It’s the only way to survive here.”—
“I’m not sure whether I’m more fascinated by Jon Ronson’s books about the world and the weird things that happen in it, or by his portrayal of himself in them – a wide-eyed, awkward person forever baffled by the strangeness of stuff, especially by people who claim to know what’s going on. I really want to hear him talk about psychopaths.”—Neil Gaiman in anticipation of Jon Ronson's Edinburgh Book Fest Appearance (via The Big Issue)