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
If I were a thousand years younger.
— Man on the subway
The lake on the left is a little low.
Route nine is the Breckenridge road.
— Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Sarah In The Summer”
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema.
— Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake, “Where Is The Love?”
This is a good life.
— Akshay
Sounds like a nice dream.
— Romina, The Place Beyond the Pines
The desire to cultivate a sense of the transcendent may be the defining human characteristic.
— Karen Armstrong, The Case For God
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
Getting into the swing.
— Kings of Convenience, “I’d Rather Dance With You”
She may contain the urge to run away.
— alt-J, “Breezeblocks”
It’s better to feel pain?
— The Lumineers, “Stubborn Love”
What do you think of the death penalty?
— Sarah
You guys are geneai.
— Carabiner Guy
This is a place where I feel at home.
— The Cinematic Orchestra, “To Build A Home”
Life as another shitty cylinder.
— Marsh
Turn tables.
Everything’s normal.
— Joe
Waiting for the girls to get out, he gazed upon some undisturbed part of the water.
— Eudora Welty, Moon Lake
I love watching a good trim.
— Jon