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James Lileks

Data di nascita: 9. Agosto 1958

James Lileks è scrittore (blogger), giornalista.


„Il genio prende fuoco e muore, mentre competenze affabili vivono in eterno.“

„Io non credo nel concetto di 'prima cosa al mattino'. Io sono un tipo da 'terza cosa nel pomeriggio'.“


„Mi sono sempre chiesto se ci fosse una versione Hezbollah del gioco sul computer 'campo minato' dove guadagni punti quando salti in aria alla tua prima mossa.“

„Look. Folks. It's simple. If you have poor taste in decorating, don't go nuts in the entryway. Wait until your guests are inside before you spring something unusual on them.“ Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible '70s

„In the early '70s, the nation was afflicted with incurable pattern viruses - small microbes that reproduced and multiplied from a single swatch left on a sofa, and soon covered an entire room.“ Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible '70s

„She was from the wrong side of the tracks no matter how you gerrymandered the town.“ Falling Up the Stairs

„So Jane was getting married. Well, more power to her. In fact, let me tighten those straps. Any word from the governor on the pardon? No? All right, then, more power to her.“ Falling Up the Stairs

„It wasn't that I was tired of life, really - just my own. Other people's lives seemed perfectly worthwhile, and only the logistical difficultly of assuming them and the likelihood of being caught kept me from concocting some sort of swap.“ Falling Up the Stairs


„I love the early hours of the day. It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.“

„I still couldn't imagine that she was really, truly pregnant; maybe this was an hysterical pregnancy. But Sarah was never hysterical. Enthusiastic, yes, ironic on occasion. I couldn't imagine a doctor saying, "No, it's just an ironic pregnancy.“ Falling Up the Stairs

„It's always something when you let other people in your world.“ Graveyard Special

„If Mother had to be told not to shove the entire brick of Ivory up Junior's hindquarters, constipation is the least of his problems.“ Mommy Knows Worst: Highlights from the Golden Age of Bad Parenting Advice


„What's the deal with putting animal feet on tubs? It's like insisting that all pianos should have tails, or dinner tables should have scrotal sacs. One of the things we like about tubs is their immobility, their general disinclination to bolt out of the room, scramble down the stairs, and make for the woods in a blind feral panic.“ Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible '70s

„She was moving slowly, appearing to come no closer. Perhaps she was losing ground against the earth's rotation.“ Falling Up the Stairs

„If you think the ’80s were dumber than the ’70s, either you weren’t there or you weren’t paying attention.“ Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible '70s

„If you can pick the baby up without him squirting our of your hands like a bar of soap in the shower, he's not oiled up enough.“ Mommy Knows Worst: Highlights from the Golden Age of Bad Parenting Advice

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