Before we finally went to bed, you loaned me a beat-up tee shirt with some paint stains from when you painted your apartment back when you first moved to Manhattan in 2011. We ended up talking about our experiences in New York, and we totally agreed on how it’s a great place to be when you’re young, but unless you’re a “bajillionaire,” it’s not really a feasible place to raise kids.
By quoting someone you are also making a statement about yourself – you are aligning yourself with their values. Those who quote Hemingway are paradigmatically different from those who quote Fitzgerald. Those who quote Twain’s travel observations might think it crass to also quote Anthony Bourdain’s.
What’s happening is that readers are being made into more aware, more morally conscious people.
Must everything come directly from the divine, or can religious belief actually be predicated not on a god, but instead on human emotions?
The first time I dined at the New York Grill in the Park Hyatt Tokyo (for a special occasion of course), I had what it’s most famous for: steak. A clean-cut waiter recommended the Grilled Yonezawa sirloin, and as I slowly cut, ate, and took in the 52nd-floor view, I realized the intrinsic irony of the situation.
But once written historical records became more common and widespread, miracles seemed to all but disappear.
If you’re looking for another round of cosmopolitans or appletinis, you may find yourself alone at the bar.
Daisy Buchanan’s favorite drink is the classic libation of all Southern belles.
“A wise traveler never despises his own country.”
The question though that must be posed is whether Emma Watson — or any celebrity really — is actually as devastatingly lovely in person as she seems on screen and in interviews.