"let's talk about ugly/weird/inappropriate classical album covers"--the cover for Die Walkure is the most referentially unpleasant thing I've ever seen
"Not everything there was entirely respectable; but, even if tucked out of sight like suppressed memories, these collections could never be thrown away. We are all our own curators."
"No matter what you do in L.A., your behavior is appropriate for the city. Los Angeles has no assumed correct mode of use."
"The deeper I get into it, the more I realize an entire book could probably be written about the subject of floating prisons"