聰明丸 by 李碧華 (1997)

別對「親情」期望過高,雖然你失意時家人總在身邊,但爭產時也是。

愛情不能勉強,埋單也是。

鬥氣不如爭氣,爭氣不如爭財。千萬別爭風,殺傷力最大。

愛一個人,先要敬重他。愛會淡,但敬意漸濃。

真假美人湯 by 李碧華 (2001)

兩疊「金鏤衣」
詩曰:「勸君莫惜金鏤衣,勸君惜取少年時。花開堪折直須折,莫待無花空折枝」。現實中,少年時惜不惜取一樣過去,金鏤衣是我們的必需品,–不過鈔票「無花」可能是偽鈔,收到後又如常使用,屬商業罪案。不止空折枝,還白白損失兼入官門,好無辜。

有病
不一定名人,升斗市民中每七個便有一個有問題。
有時電郵上也遇到,總有一兩個好像不用上學上班,「熱愛」e-mail或連寫六七頁,自言自語,罵這罵那,很無聊。一見使按掣delete,不看、不複雜、不覆。隔天又來了?真無奈。–幸好不多,多幾個連我們也有病。

火の鳥 角川書店版 (1986-1990)

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Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami (2017)

…sometimes you only know what you should take on and what you should not when you don’t have the choice.

To be betrayed, you probably first have to be deeply involved. Had I been deeply involved with anything in my life?

Snake wives make the very best kind of wife…
…When you give them instructions, they listen, looking at you steadily, with those big, crystal-clear eyes. They have something stubborn about them, but not stubborn like human women: human women get stubborn for emotional reasons; snakes are stubborn because that’s their nature.

–A Snake Stepped On 蛇を踏む (Hebi o fumu)

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The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins (2015)

“The genuinely innovative are led by their passion and not by rational ambitions. New ideas spring from personal interests, even if they seem irrelevant to the task at hand. Innovative people have to put practical considerations to one side because thinking about logistics leads to thinking logically, which ties down the leaps of the mind required to create something unique.”
(excerpt from be practically useless)

“Accidents reflect reality more accurately than does perfection. Perfection is the aberration. Think of accident as an answer in search of a different question. Work out what that different question is. It is probably more interesting than the one you were asking.”
(excerpt from plan to have more accidents)

(the notables from this book)
Georgia O’Keeffe (grow old without growing up)
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao by Frank Gehry (bring chaos to order)
Henry Moore (feel inadequate)
Mark Rothko (be conservative revolutionary)
Jeff Koons (search high and low)
Chuck Close (take advantage of a disadvantage)

“Something badly done can be refreshing. Being prepared to be uncool or nerdy can be charming, It’s a way of showing that you don’t care what anyone else thinks. The world is full of people who dedicate their lives to seeking approval.”
(excerpt from if you can’t be really good, be really bad)