I told Hugh Hefner, "I have this crazy boyfriend." And Hef was like, "You're not going anywhere with a crazy boyfriend," and so he put me in a mansion in Bel-Air with an opera singing Chinese maid, and I was driving a Bentley, and a friend of mine came by and was like, "What is going on? Why are you living in this mansion?" And I was like, "Isn't this what happens when people move to LA?
I would call back at least for literature this world of shadows we are losing. In the mansion called literature I would have the eaves deep and the walls dark, I would push back into the shadows the things that come forward too clearly, I would strip away the useless decoration. I do not ask that this be done everywhere, but perhaps we may be allowed at least one mansion where we can turn off the electric lights and see what it is like without them.
After this, Boy became very curious about the mansion where the clothes and the food came from. He made me describe everything. Then he asked Good Thing 'Are there books in this mansion, too?' 'And pictures and jewels, ' Good Thing said through me. 'What does Master wish me to fetch? There is a golden harp, a musical box like a bird, a-' 'Just books, ' said Boy. 'I need to learn. I'm still so ignorant.
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I GOT DEPOSITS I GOT THE BRICKS AND DEPOSITS JUMP OUT THE MASI, SHE WANNA DRIVE IN THE RARI SHE WANNA GO TO THE MANSION AND RUN ON SOME GLASS AND SHE WANNA GO TO THE MANSION BUT I CANNOT LET HER GO SEE I GOTTA LET HER GO PAPI WANT A I BE GOING IN, I BEAT IT UP LIKE A RUNWAY I HEAT IT UP LIKE A HUNNIT FLAMES EAT IT LIKE A BENIHANA PLACE SHE KNOW PAPI WANT A SHE KNOW PAPI WANT A AND SHE DON'T TELL NOBODY WE DON'T TELL NOBODY ALL THESE DAMN DEPOSITS, WE DON'T TELL NOBODY HALF A MILLION IN MY CLOSET BITCH YOU BETTER NOT TELL NOBODY
Jobs described Mike Markkula's maxim that a good company must "impute"- it must convey its values and importance in everything it does, from packaging to marketing. Johnson loved it. It definitely applied to a company's stores. " The store will become the most powerful physical expression of the brand, " he predicted. He said that when he was young he had gone to the wood-paneled, art-filled mansion-like store that Ralph Lauren had created at Seventy-second and Madison in Manhattan. " Whenever I buy a polo shirt, I think of that mansion, which was a physical expression of Ralph's ideals, " Johnson said. " Mickey Drexler did that with the Gap. You couldn't think of a Gap product without thinking of the Great Gap store with the clean space and wood floors and white walls and folded merchandise.
Tobacco,' Jig said. 'I used to raise tobacco once. But I quit. I was plowing one morning, and the Lord said, "Jig, how'd you like for your daughter to smoke?" And I said, "I wouldn't like it, Lord. It's a sin for a woman to smoke." And I unhitched the mule right there in the middle of the row and left.' 'You say you left?' 'Left,' Jig said. 'I went fishing then. You know that's where He called them from. From fishing. One of these mornings He'll come and stand on the riverbank and He'll say, "Jig." And I'll say, "Yes, Lord?" And He'll say, "Follow me, Jig." And I will arise and follow Him. Aw, He ain't come yet. But He's coming. He's got to get my mansion ready first, but He'll be here.' Then Jig told us about Heaven. He said it was a million miles square and a million miles high, and every street was gold and every house was a mansion. And at night every star was brighter than the sun. 'Do you know why He made the stars?' Uncle Burley said he didn't know. 'He liked to hear them sing,' Jig said.