Friday, August 16, 2013
He asked me whether plants were immortal.
— Ben Dolnick, At The Bottom of Everything
Thursday, August 15, 2013
And Oklahoma City is mighty pretty.
— Backlit female jazz singer in park by Brooklyn Museum, “Route 66”
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Will I see ya again?
— George, The Tree
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
You’ve gotta be starving for it.
— Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, “Crane Your Neck”
Monday, August 12, 2013
We’re conquistadors. I’m Vasco da Gama, and you’re some other Mexican.
— Roger Sterling, “A Tale of Two Cities,” Mad Men
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Like some rhino hunters I know.
— Ernest Hemingway, Midnight in Paris
Saturday, August 10, 2013
As long as it’s contained.
— President Snow, The Hunger Games
Friday, August 9, 2013
But I never let it get me down.
— Matisyahu, “One Day”
Thursday, August 8, 2013
keya keya sorya douse ne,
keya keya sorya douse dame da.
— Kishi Bashi, “Bright Whites”
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
If I were a thousand years younger.
— Man on the subway
Monday, August 5, 2013
The lake on the left is a little low.
Route nine is the Breckenridge road.
— Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Sarah In The Summer”
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema.
— Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake, “Where Is The Love?”
Saturday, August 3, 2013
This is a good life.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Sounds like a nice dream.
— Romina, The Place Beyond the Pines
Thursday, August 1, 2013
The desire to cultivate a sense of the transcendent may be the defining human characteristic.
— Karen Armstrong, The Case For God
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Getting into the swing.
— Kings of Convenience, “I’d Rather Dance With You”
Monday, July 29, 2013
She may contain the urge to run away.
— alt-J, “Breezeblocks”
Sunday, July 28, 2013
It’s better to feel pain?
— The Lumineers, “Stubborn Love”