One object could be a one-off and random. And then you have more than one identical object. That’s interesting... Two of a thing is super important.
— Lee Cronin, "Lee Cronin: Controversial Nature Paper on Evolution of Life and Universe | Lex Fridman Podcast #404"
Actually, when you add it up, there's not much that I've created... I mean when you add it up, it's not a very long list
— Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Most things that are said have been said before. In fact all things that are said have been said before. Moreover they have been said many millions of times. This is a sad thing for the human race that sits up nine nights in the week to admire its own originality.
— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2
If the pace keeps up, he is expected to dwarf his congressional salary in just a few hours of work in total.
— Matt Stieb, "George Santos Is Making a Dumb Amount of Money Off Cameo," New York Magazine
No longer does the cartoonist have to wait on the whims of an established publisher to make a cultural impact. Through a few incremental releases they can leave a wide lasting oeuvre in ink and paper published and spread about by themselves. In a way once thought impossible just fifteen years ago. While this work may not look "professional" at first, through repeated attempts the work will gain legitimacy and at a point feel just as polished as any release from an established publisher.
— George Olsen, CLAMP 5
I love the trend of brand pages being from the perspective of the social media managers and not from the perspective of the brands themselves
— @itsnoahkram comment on @pizzahut video of a screen recording of person frantically making a @pizzahut post that looks like Spotify wrapped, via @aarmanroy
It is a system which is a complete and purposed jumble—a course which begins nowhere, follows no specified route, and can never reach an end while I am alive.
— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
Ham, Egg & Cheese on a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel
— NEW Panera item at Salt Lake City International airport
An autobiography is always two things: it is an absolute lie and it is an absolute truth. The author of it furnishes the lie, the reader of it furnishes the truth—that is he gets at the truth by insight.
— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
You ever had Christopher Elbow Chocolates?
— Henry Becker when I told him I was from Overland Park
That's what I thought.
— Woman (who prefaced by telling me she was LDS) after my talk once she heard my answer of "I think we just end" to her question of "what do you think happens after we die?," she also asked a great question during the Q&A about whether I though all my work was about trying to escape death (potentially paraphrased)
Where they have left no sign that they have existed—a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever. Then another myriad takes their place and copies all they did and goes along the same profitless road and vanishes as they vanished—to make room for another and another and a million other myriads to follow.
— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
Now one must not imagine that because it has taken all day Tuesday to write up the autobiographical matter of Monday, there will be nothing to write on Wednesday. No, there will be just as much to write on Wednesday as Monday had furnished for Tuesday... Therefore a full autobiography has never been written, and it never will be.
— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those of other things, are his history. His acts and his words are merely the visible thin crust of his world, with its scattered snow summits and its vacant waste of water—and they are so trifling a part of his bulk, a mere skin enveloping it. The mass of him is hidden—it and its volcanic fires that toss and boil and never rest night nor day. These are his life, and they are not written and cannot be written. Every day would make a whole book of eighty thousand words—three hundred and sixty-five books a year. Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man—the biography of the man himself cannot be written.
— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
I don't want my Wikipedia page to be about that.
— Nicolas Cage, Dream Scenario
Whereas the side-excursions are the life of our life-voyage, and should be, also, of its history.
— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
And I hope, that these images have some depth.
— Presenter notes
If you don't listen to them, don't tell them no, just do what you want to do.
— Sid on the people who help him these days
Commissioned USPS mailbox for private residence, 2023
— @serbanserban
It cleans the air for up to 6 feet.
— Woman on Amtrak telling her seatmate about her expensive anti-COVID machine that looked like a fake smoke detector