Sunday, April 18, 2021
Why not just donate the money.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
It was one of the rules which above all others made Doctr. Franklin the most amiable of men in society, "never to contradict anybody."
— Thomas Jefferson via Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Drama, Jefferson knew, was one of the prices one paid for democracy.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
A black hole whose mass is the same as the sun has the same gravitational pull as the sun. It doesn't pull any harder than the sun. It's just that you can get closer to it because it's so small and therefore you experience the gravity more strongly, but you know a brick of mass m and a black hole of mass m, they exert the same gravitational pull.
— Brian Greene, "Joe Rogan Experience #1631 - Brian Greene"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
"My grandmother's street is just up there," Gehry said, pointing to a rendering on the wall.
— Robin Pogrebin, "What Would I Do?’ Frank Gehry, 92, Is Too Busy to Retire," The New York Times
Monday, April 12, 2021
Her mother described Ms. Raphan as an “irregular verb.”
— Penelope Green, "Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58," The New York Times
Sunday, April 11, 2021
I can't believe we're running out of concrete. It gives me anxiety.
— Lily a few days after David told her the world was running out of concrete
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Attuned to how others saw the world—and understanding that most of them saw it with themselves at the center.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Friday, April 9, 2021
So you think they tried to find a bible verse with a higher number?
— David on the Jesus and Satan sneakers
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Firehose I've ever stood in front of.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
— Oddfellows Ice Cream flavor
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Audio-Reactive Machine-Learning-Generated Tpography essentially varying along a 512-dimensional axis
Monday, April 5, 2021
Worsley thought to himself, "the pity of it all." He remembered the diary he had kept ever since the Endurance had sailed from South Georgia almost seventeen months before. That same diary, wrapped in rags and totally soaked, was now stored in the forepeak of the Caird. When she went, it would go too. Worsley thought not so much of dieing, because that was now so planley inevitable, but the fact that one one would ever know how terribly close they had come.
— Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Do you think you could weave a basket of asparagus and then cook it?
Saturday, April 3, 2021
— John Silver, Treasure Planet
Friday, April 2, 2021
He want's you to hold it so that he can chew on it.
— Kaya to David on Hugo's toy
Thursday, April 1, 2021
— Mason's April Fools joke
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Not every bidder’s motive was so high minded. Sterling Crispin, a researcher at Apple who moonlights as an NFT artist, said he had bid 4.125 Ether (about $6,700) on my token because he had a virtual show coming up, and he hoped that the bid would attract some publicity.
— Kevin Roose, "Why Did Someone Pay $560,000 for a Picture of My Column?," The New York Times
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
— Eli's answer to a plant ID question