Phrases of the Day


"…the thin man’s unexpected voraciousness reminds me of the last time I saw him."

from this LA Weekly profile on Wes Anderson, in which the writer goes on to reminisce about the time Anderson suggested that they eat sandwiches whilst in a car on the way to In and Out to eat more sandwiches.

and

"There are sentences that pullulate with excess…"

—from this Telegraph story on the BBC adaptation of Martin Amis’ Money.

Of interest, because if there’s anything seemingly more impossible than describing a pullulation of excess without pullulating with excess, then it is imagining just how unexpected the thin man’s voraciousness could have been to a writer who has a vintage anecdote pointing up the thin man’s voraciousness.