— Group of people after someone said "hip hip" (repeated a few times)
Which is roughly the poundage of three babies.
— Simen on a big bible at the Nordic Bible Museum
How do we relate to death?
— Wall text, "TO DIE," Munch Museum
So we could find it one day or lead someone else here.
— Note Lily wrote describing the page numbers she added in the book where she wrote a note, part of the exhibit "I Call it Art," Oslo's New National Museum of Art
We drive through all triangles.
— Jonah Hill, War Dogs
If you don't die properly all the time, well it's cancerous outgrouths and like it's a very fine balance between productivity on the biological front and the culling of that, right. Life is a real balance between growth and death.
— Jordan Peterson, "Jordan Peterson: Life, Death, Power, Fame, and Meaning | Lex Fridman Podcast #313"
A modern clock that displays time through literary quotes every minute.
— "Author Clock: A Novel Way To Tell Time," Indiegogo
Putin, he remembered, always spoke so quietly that his interlocutor had to make an effort to hear what he was saying. In one sense, this was an aspect of his obsessive self-control, he almost never raised his voice no matter how angry he was, but like his chronic lateness, it was also a way to put the other party psychologically at a disadvantage.
— Philip Short, Putin
When you go through the Hall of Fame of cultural transgression, what you'll find is that each bad boy and girl rests their claim of transgression not necessarily on the work itself, but on the censorship of that work as evidence. In the public's mind, transgression doesn't lead to censorship so much as being censored is what leads to being considered transgressive.
— Brad Troemel, "the KAYFABE report"
You are right that people smell bullshit, but here's the thing. If you come in smelling like goat shit, you still smell, but you don't smell like bullshit so they don't count you out right away... One of the secret sauces of CIA, when you look and act like a spy, people think you're a spy, if you look and act in any other way, you know what they never ever think you are, a spy. They might think you're an idiot, they might think your trailer trash, they might think you're a migrant worker, but they never think you're a spy... If you're trying to take your boss's job, as long as you don't ever look like the employee who's trying to take the boss's job, the boss is focused on all the employees who are trying to take his job. Everybody's prioritizing whether they know it or not, the goal is to just not be the one they’re targeting... When they meet you, they put you in a bin, and if you want to avoid being put in a particular bin... just show some kind of characteristics that bin you in some other way.
— Andrew Bustamante, "Andrew Bustamante: CIA Spy | Lex Fridman Podcast #310"
A blue stenciled sign on the side of the building stated "Citizens: during artillery barrages, this side of the street is more dangerous." Beneath it was a white marble plaque stating that the sign had been preserved to commemorate the heroism of Leningraders during the blockade. It was actually a replica. Similar signs warning that the northern side of the streets should be avoided because the German battery was up to the southern side of the city, had been put up in several districts to remind the younger generation of what their elders had been through during the war.
— Philip Short, Putin
Jimmy Hoffa.
— Dillon
His tendency toward embellishment extended to everyone around him. And he rarely resisted the temptation to introduce Roger Stoller, for instance, as "a famous surfer," which subtly undermined his actual achievements. His own granddaughter felt this acutely as she entered her late twenties. Decades later, Alexandra recalled, "I did not like the way my grandfather perceived me."
— Alec Nevala-Lee, Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller
So first of all, it looks like the most expensive book report you can ever imagine. It's got its own binder. It's all very high-end. It feels important, it looks important. It's not like a cheap Trapper Keeper.
— Andrew Bustamante responding to Lex Fridman's question "What does the PDB, the president's deaily breif, look like?," "Andrew Bustamante: CIA Spy | Lex Fridman Podcast #310"
In practice, a lack of structure led to cults forming around figures such as Rice.
— Alec Nevala-Lee, Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller on Black Mountain College
"An officer" he said, "had to handle any situation that arose when he was out of touch with home, which might include having to establish a naval base halfway across the world." Such work demanded very comprehensive men, and Fuller regarded himself as a member of the last generation to receive this education, which was rendered unnecessary after radio made it possible to transmit orders from a distance.
— Alec Nevala-Lee, Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller
An extraordinarily detailed book, Itinéraire de Napoléon: Au jour le jour, first published in 1947, records where he was and what he was doing every single day from his adult life.
— Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life
Napoleon later recalled that when he reached Gap, "some of the peasants took five-franc pieces stamped with my likeness out of their pockets, and cried, 'It is he!'"
— Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life
All you need to do now is either unfollow 1956 people or follow 28,044 new accounts
— @belleboundbooks on how @ice_cream_books has 333 posts and 33.3k followers
Now I'm just an Astros fan I guess
— Lily