‘Chaos always defeats order’

“Chaos always defeats order, because it is better organized.”

Terry Pratchett (see books)

art by Anna Firth

‘His retina is beleaguered with images’

'His retina is beleaguered with images'

“What of modern man’s scale of values? His retina is beleaguered with images (photographs, printed matter, street advertisements, Cinema) from morning to night.” 

Alvar Aalto, 1927

And now we’re beleaguered with shiny devices that blast such promotions into our eyes.

We all carry a piece of Times Square in our pocket.

gif by Tomasz Konczakowski

Writing with a pencil

If you write with a pencil you get three different sights at it to see if the reader is getting what you want him to. First when you read it over; then when it is typed you get another chance to improve it, and again in the proof. Writing it first in pencil gives you one-third more chance to improve it. That is .333, which is a damned good average for a hitter.

Ernest Hemingway

(via The Cramped)