We’ve collected the best Old Things Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Kim Gordon, Bill Bryson, Ron Funches, Emily Carr, Russell Johnson. Use them as an inspiration.
As a child I was really into fantasy books with elves and goblins and swords, and I went through a phase for a few years when I was reading endless series. But in the end I became totally fed-up with all these sub-Tolkien rip-offs because they all end up doing the same old things and there’s no rigour to it.
I’m looking through old things of mine, and there was this binder from when I was 14 years old. It is essentially a dream board. It is a school binder that I had put magazine clippings on. It said, ‘TV actress, fame, a picture of Halle Berry, a picture of Christina Aguilera.’ I was obsessed with both of them.
I’ve often wondered if the trade-off for growing up in the relative newness and freshness of the West Coast was befuddlement when it comes to historical preservation. We don’t have many old things, and we don’t really know what to do with the few that are around when our default response is to compost or field burn.
I continue to be interested in new things that seem old and old things that seem new.