And Oklahoma City is mighty pretty.
— Backlit female jazz singer in park by Brooklyn Museum, “Route 66”
Will I see ya again?
— George, The Tree
You’ve gotta be starving for it.
— Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, “Crane Your Neck”
We’re conquistadors. I’m Vasco da Gama, and you’re some other Mexican.
— Roger Sterling, “A Tale of Two Cities,” Mad Men
Like some rhino hunters I know.
— Ernest Hemingway, Midnight in Paris
As long as it’s contained.
— President Snow, The Hunger Games
But I never let it get me down.
— Matisyahu, “One Day”
keya keya sorya douse ne,
keya keya sorya douse dame da.
— Kishi Bashi, “Bright Whites”
An obsession with righteousness (leading inevitably to self-righteousness) is the normal human condition. It is a feature of our evolutionary design, not a bug or error that crept into minds that would otherwise be objective and rational.
— Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
If I were a thousand years younger.
— Man on the subway
The lake on the left is a little low.
Route nine is the Breckenridge road.
— Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Sarah In The Summer”
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema.
— Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake, “Where Is The Love?”
This is a good life.
— Akshay
Sounds like a nice dream.
— Romina, The Place Beyond the Pines
The desire to cultivate a sense of the transcendent may be the defining human characteristic.
— Karen Armstrong, The Case For God
Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist and philosopher-king of quantum theory, once said that a great truth is a statement whose opposite is also a great truth.
— Dennis Overbye, “A Quantum of Solace: Timeless Questions About the Universe,” The New York Times
Getting into the swing.
— Kings of Convenience, “I’d Rather Dance With You”
She may contain the urge to run away.
— alt-J, “Breezeblocks”
It’s better to feel pain?
— The Lumineers, “Stubborn Love”
What do you think of the death penalty?
— Sarah