Act with certainty.
— Danny
I exploit the power of the nostalgia effect by deliberately curating and preserving memories.
— Gretchen Rubin, “Good Stuff," The New York Times
Beliefs that are held for convenience and comfort may well be more flexible than beliefs that are held out of true conviction.
— Banerjee and Duflo via There’s an App for that: An analysis of mobile phone technology’s impact on development
Maybe there’s a god above.
— Jeff Buckley, “Hallelujah”
That’s just how it is between us.
— Anna Draper, “The Mountain King,” Mad Men
But you know about patterns.
— Jim Gordon, The Dark Knight Rises
How could someone tell you that?
— Ken Cosgrove, “The Gold Violin," Mad Men
Lord, how we are made-how strangely we are made!
— Mark Twain, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
Aiyo, let’s go get dough.
— Ratatat, “Cutting It Up (Feat. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah)”
It’s like ice cream.
— Marion
Nobody knows what I’m doing. It’s good for mystique.
— Roger Sterling, “The New Girl,” Mad Men
There is no such thing as American history, only a frontier.
— Donald Draper, “Three Sundays,” Mad Men
This one is more beautiful, but that one is more interesting.
— Charles #1
One wants to be the needle in the haystack, not the haystack.
— Donald Draper, “For Those Who Think Young," Mad Men
The Japanese have a saying: a man is whatever room he is in.
— Bert Cooper, “Nixon vs. Kennedy," Mad Men
That’s all part of the ritual.
— Man behind me at MOMA film
I heard on the radio that Einstein did it.
— Helen Bishop, “Marriage of Figaro," Mad Men
Holy frijoles!
— Man at Ippudo
What more-what worse-can it mean to me?
— Judith, The Devil’s Disciple
To choose how you construct meaning from experience.
— David Foster Wallace, "This Is Water"