” The content of Saul Leiter’s photographs arrives on a sort of delay: it takes a moment after the first glance to know what the picture is about. You don’t so much see the image as let it dissolve into your consciousness, like a tablet in a glass of water. “


” Old-school hip hop, i.e., whatever was popular when you were nineteen, is great. Everything since then is intolerable. “


” Swear you’d rather die than use ‘literally’ as an intensifier. “


” In a Transtromer poem, you inhabit space differently, a body becomes a thing, a mind floats, things have lives, and even non-things, even concepts, are alive. “


” We don’t experience our lives as plots. If I asked you to tell me what your last week was like, you’re not really gonna give me plot. You’re gonna give me sort of linked narrative. And I wanted to see how do we bring that into fiction without losing the reader. “


” Because I’m an art historian, I have some experience of writing that comes out of close attention. That’s what really art history is. You’re looking at something very closely, and you try to write in a meticulous way about it. “


” Breughel is an example of an artist – I mean, this is true about artists and painters in general, but he is a specific example of an artist whose work contains more than you think it does at first glance. Whose work rewards, sustains attention and looking. “



All 7 Teju Cole Quotes about You in picture


The content of Saul Leiter
Old-school hip hop, i.e., whatever was popular when you were nineteen, is great. Everything since then is intolerable.


Swear you
In a Transtromer poem, you inhabit space differently, a body becomes a thing, a mind floats, things have lives, and even non-things, even concepts, are alive.
We don
Because I
Breughel is an example of an artist - I mean, this is true about artists and painters in general, but he is a specific example of an artist whose work contains more than you think it does at first glance. Whose work rewards, sustains attention and looking.
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