His tendency toward embellishment extended to everyone around him. And he rarely resisted the temptation to introduce Roger Stoller, for instance, as "a famous surfer," which subtly undermined his actual achievements. His own granddaughter felt this acutely as she entered her late twenties. Decades later, Alexandra recalled, "I did not like the way my grandfather perceived me."
— Alec Nevala-Lee, Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller
So first of all, it looks like the most expensive book report you can ever imagine. It's got its own binder. It's all very high-end. It feels important, it looks important. It's not like a cheap Trapper Keeper.
— Andrew Bustamante responding to Lex Fridman's question "What does the PDB, the president's deaily breif, look like?," "Andrew Bustamante: CIA Spy | Lex Fridman Podcast #310"
In practice, a lack of structure led to cults forming around figures such as Rice.
— Alec Nevala-Lee, Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller on Black Mountain College
"An officer" he said, "had to handle any situation that arose when he was out of touch with home, which might include having to establish a naval base halfway across the world." Such work demanded very comprehensive men, and Fuller regarded himself as a member of the last generation to receive this education, which was rendered unnecessary after radio made it possible to transmit orders from a distance.
— Alec Nevala-Lee, Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller
An extraordinarily detailed book, Itinéraire de Napoléon: Au jour le jour, first published in 1947, records where he was and what he was doing every single day from his adult life.
— Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life
Napoleon later recalled that when he reached Gap, "some of the peasants took five-franc pieces stamped with my likeness out of their pockets, and cried, 'It is he!'"
— Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life
All you need to do now is either unfollow 1956 people or follow 28,044 new accounts
— @belleboundbooks on how @ice_cream_books has 333 posts and 33.3k followers
Now I'm just an Astros fan I guess
— Lily
At the supposedly model town of Napoléon-Vendée he was so furious that the houses had only been built from mud and straw that he took out his sword and drove it into one of the walls up to the hilt.
— Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life
How al Qaeda leader's morning ritual helped the CIA take him out
— Fox News headline
“Everybody pays as they go,” he said, “because I want everybody to think about it every time they have a guitar lesson... The person who’s doing it needs to pay for it, because that’s what makes it real for them.”
— Collier Meyerson, "Dan Smith Might Teach You Guitar," The New York Times
We're going to be able to bring the tactical environment around that jet, the war space that it goes into will almost be at a stochastic level from the enemy's perspective. Where it'll almost seem like every tactical environment they go in will be random and yet very deadly, because the system is providing a new tactical solution essentially for that particular scenario, instead of just training to particular tactics that have to be repeatable and tranable and leathal, but not necessarily the most lethal because they have to be trainable. But if we can introduce AI into that, and to have a level of randomness, or at least the appearence of randomnes due to the complexity, you know I would say like a stochastic tacticatical advantage because even our own blue fighters won't be able to engage in that fight because it would be unsafe essentially for anythign else. And I think that's where we have to drive because otherwise it's always this chicken and mouse cat game about whose tactics and who knows what, but if knowledge is no longer a factor, it's gonna make things a lot different.
— Ryan Graves, "Ryan Graves: UFOs, Fighter Jets, and Aliens | Lex Fridman Podcast #308"
Mr. Koch has obtained well over 100 absentee ballots in the names of other people, including politicians, journalists and lawyers, without their permission, according to a criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court. But despite ordering all of those ballots, Mr. Koch never cast them in an election. He told F.B.I. agents who interviewed him last month that he collected the ballots “as a hobby,” the complaint said.
— Benjamin Weiser, "He Ordered Celebrities’ Absentee Ballots. Now He’s Under Arrest.," The New York Times
Create a Memory for Yourself
— Listed reason to "Buy a Brick On the Commemorative Walk At The Empire State Airosciences Museum" along with "Commemorate a Family Member, Honor a Military Veteran, and Pay Tribute to an Outstanding Citizen"
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
Mr. Babe Ruth
New York

caught today a Sailfish 9 feet
= inches long, weighing 136
pounds.
— Certificate from HOTEL "EL MIRADOR," ACAPULCO, MEXICO at the National Baseball Hall of Fame with wall text "Ruth stays active in retirement"
Highly durable objects such as keys and golf balls were also found in large numbers.
— Wall text in 9/11 Memorial Museum
The early landscape-format photographs demonstrate how individual framework houses are members of a large comunity of buildings displaying variations of a single architectural style. The Bechers generally did not exhibit these and other similar wide-field views, which show natural topography and surrounding context, until 2003, near the end of their fifty years of working togther.
— Wall label, "Freudenberg, Germany, 1962," "Bernd & Hilla Becher," The Met
On November 13 he sent artillery expert Colonel Antoine Andréossy, to Paris "in order to cast guns in the same calibre as the English cannon so that, once in the country, we may be able to use their cannonballs."
— Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life
I’m stuck in the elevator.
— Aarman in a text*
More books have been written with Napoleon in the title than there have been days since his death in 1821. Admittedly, many have titles like Napoleon's Haemrrhoids and Napoleon's Buttons, but there are several thousand comprehensive, cradle-to-grave, biographies too.
— Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life