Sam Sifton quotes

  • Most restaurants fail. The sad ones are stillborn. The mad ones flourish within the bustle and excitement of fame, notoriety, the thrill of the new. But they rarely sustain the glow. They are balloons kept aloft by a restless crowd. Only the strange, the freaks of restaurant perfection, can sustain life beyond a few years.
    -- Sam Sifton

    #Years #Mad #Perfection

  • While in the city and its suburbs, I fed as if in danger of imminent execution. And I was able to confirm earlier reconnaissance: Vancouver is among the best eating towns in the history of the Winter Games.
    -- Sam Sifton

    #Sports #Winter #Games

  • Med students panic their first year when they learn all the diseases. It's not until the second year that they learn the cures.

  • One of the penalties of being president of the United States is that you must subsist for four years without drinking anything except Californian wine.

  • No matter how much we learn, there is always more knowledge to be gained. In this connection I am reminded of a short poem that has been in my mind over the years. It reads as follow: I used to think I knew I knew. But now I must confess. The more I know I know I know I know I know the less.

  • At their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and mad men.

  • It’s…it’s easy to have some little bitty website and use a fake name and sit there and…you know…talk bad about Jews all day and enjoy yourselves…uh, you know…getting your kicks ’cause you live in, you know…a…a one room apartment and your mad at life or whatever and wanna blame us…you know.

  • The bullet is a mad thing, only the bayonet knows what it is about.

  • What makes my father different is the fact that he calls himself mad.

  • In all her twisted perfection she had made me fall helplessly in love with her. A life without her in it seemed pointless.

  • To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.

  • I am not interested in perfection, and neither are the women who wear my clothes.