At West Point he had been told to regard rivers and oceans as obstacles along which men could dig in, forming lines or resistance. At Annapolis, he knew, midshipmen were taugh that streams and seas were highways.
— William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
“During most of human existence, facts have been hard to pin down and most of knowledge was oral history, rumor and received wisdom,” said Scott Brown, a prominent California bookseller. “We have spent our whole lives in a fact-based world and while that seems how things ought to be, it may prove to have been a temporary aberration.” Mr. Brown noted that the news was now mostly digital. “Who can really say what an article really said when it was published? There’s rarely a printed — and therefore hard-to-change — version to refer back to,” he said. “The past is becoming unmoored and unreliable.”
— David Streitfeld, "Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite," The New York Times
The question confuses many protesters, many of whom had no idea about the symbol’s racist connotations elsewhere in the world. They just like him.
— Daniel Victor, "Hong Kong Protesters Love Pepe the Frog. No, They’re Not Alt-Right," The New York Times
Created from people who have donated their bodies for Plastination.
— "BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life"
The General asked: "Why is it, Mr. President, that you frequently inquire my opinion regarding the social reforms under consideration,... but pay little attention to my view on the military?" His host replied: "Douglas, I don't bring these questions up for your advice but for your reactions. To me, you are the symbol of the concience of the American people."
— William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
Woolly mammoths.
— M*
The vaulted design of the Sean Collier Memorial embodies structural principlesi in its material configuration and symbolizes generosity as service. This didactic visualization of forces is consistent with MIT's ethos of openness and transparency, while the idea that all five walls are needed to achieve a stable form is symbolic of a community coalescing to commemorate a loss.
— J. Meejin Yoon, Office Sean Collier Memorial description
During his infancy Indians attacked his father's troops with bows and arrows; in his last years—when he proposed that war be outlawed—superpowers were brandishing nuclear weapons.
— William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
But this dismissiveness can itself become an intellectual mistake, a way to sneer at speculation while ignoring an underlying reality that deserves attention or investigation.
— Ross Douthat, "Jeffrey Epstein and When to Take Conspiracies Seriously," The New York Times
The meaning doesn't matter.
— Jason
It's kind of like buying the Playmobil dairy set where it comes with the cows, but also it comes with the containers of milk. You already have the milk, so you don't really need to set up the cows. But you have 'em so you might as well set them up.
— Lily
What do you have me on?
— Ken to Emily about pillows
First and formost, I want to thank my lord and savior for showing me through his mysterious ways that I need to chill out because he's got it.
— Student
This is why it was noteworthy that someone scrubbed the child molestation conviction from James Stacy’s Wikipedia page RIGHT before Once Upon a Times in Hollywood came out. For many people, googling all the real-life people after seeing OUATIH is all they’ll ever know about Stacy
— @scottmeslow
You know, I hate to go to bed at night feeling I have done nothing useful in the day. It is the same feeling as if you had gone to bed without brushing your teeth.
— Winston Churchill, via Boris Johnson, The Churchill Factor
He knew what all sensible Tories know—that the only way to keep things the same is to make sure you change them.
— Boris Johnson, The Churchill Factor
I'm as real as a donut, motherfucker.
— Tex, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
But above all to the person who chronicled his deeds most lovingly and faithfully: himself. Whatever Chirchill said or did, he had an eye, like Julias Cesar, to the way he would report it.
— Boris Johnson, The Churchill Factor
Charles Baudelaire defined the materialist as someone who was obsessed with utensils and afraid of perfume. Because perfume, you can't touch but it's as real as a heart attack.
— Dr. Cornel West, "Joe Rogan Experience #1325 - Dr. Cornel West"
All lots are now sold with perpetual care.
— Timeline at Mount Auburn Cemetery