Fell deeds awake.
— Theoden, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
The first contribution of Dianetics is the discovery that the problems of thought and mental function can be resolved within the bounds of the finite universe, which is to say that all data needful to the solution of mental action and Man’s endeavor can be measured, sensed and experienced as scientific truths independent of mysticism or metaphysics.
— L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press,
End in what All begins and ends in - Yes;
Think then you are To-day what Yesterday
You were - To-morrow you shall not be less.
— Edward FitzGerald, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
A snake in a sleeping bag.
— Jack Mindy, The Hunter
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