Now if our eyes were telescopes, if they were light buckets as big as wagon wheels.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Sisters of the Sun,” Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
But I try.
— David Bowie, “Modern Love”
Even I have friends who don’t believe in god.
London: The Modern Babylon
Isn’t it funny how light comes and goes here.
— Ted
On the verge of tears, the girl expressed her concern that she would have hiccups permanently.
— Decidophobe
Idolatry is worship of round things… flat things are not representational enough.
— Martha Himmelfarb
We introduce
ourselves +
To Planets and
to Flowers
But with
Have Etiquettes
And awes
— Emily Dickinson, “A146,” The Gorgeous Nothings
Pay no attention to the woman behind the video projector.
— Keith Sanborn
We take everything it does too personally.
— Lily
The green blade rises.
— “Now the Green Blade Rises”
She was later found dead, floating in the sea.
— Christopher Drew and Jad Mouawad, “Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship,” The New York Times
I understand you’re a neurosurgeon.
— Dr. Peter Flynn, Rushmore
May I inquire discreetly?
— The Beatles, “Lovely Rita”
It doesn’t make sense to incorporate that unless it really happened.
— AnneMarie Luijendijk
It’s ketchup.
— Lily
One of our main sources of papyri are ancient trash heaps.
— AnneMarie Luijendijk
Of course.
— Akshay
Is it in the head or between your sides?
— Andrew Bird, “Dark Matter”
Imagine that this wall is not something below you but … behind you. You aren’t lying down anymore; you simply have your back pressed against something.
— Adam Frank, “How To Fall Forever Into The Night Sky,” All Things Considered, NPR
Bug is bug.
— Lily