“To staff the president and first lady at the holiday photo line is to observe humanity in its most awkward state,” said Bill Burton, a former top press official in Mr. Obama’s White House.
— Julie Hirschfeld Davis, “The White House Holiday Photo Line: A Tradition of Awkwardness,” The New York Times
Like most people have that amount of money?
— Small boy’s follow up question to “How much money do you and mommy have?”
And count the coyotes
Coming down the hill
To drink
Coyote 1 Coyote 2
— C. G. Hanzlicek, “What I Want Is,” Living It In
Our faces are just like muffin tins because they’re sitting and they’re ready to make shapes.
— Lily between a nap on the couch and sleep in the bed
Are you happy with it?
— Jason
I tried to convince myself that I wasn’t really as mundane as I felt. After all, having a colonial-style house in Pikesville, Maryland, two wonderful children aged three and five respectively, a beagle hound, and a husband who is a sales executive for the Mayfair Paper Cup Company doesn’t necessarily make a person a statistic.
— Avy Offit, “To Talk About Love”
Look it’s a tourist. Ah! Lucky!
— Lily
What is the difference between plot and narrative?
— Student, The Savages
I brought a bundt cake.
— David White
Wow I don’t realize that everything I do revolves around Andrew sometimes.
— Lily in iMovie clip 148.mov created 5/28/09 11:57pm
It was a hundred degrees in the shade. I walked for five days with no water. Then I saw it. A pretty pond. I bent down to take a drink, and these crocks launched out of the water. One crock bit me on the face. Ain’t no way I wasn’t its supper. Except for one thing. I wasn’t ready to die that day.
— Butch (Sam Elliott), The Good Dinosaur
Let me pull up the list.
— Akshay on a list on his phone of things to look for.
When I grew up nobody had teeth.
— Sidney
This is actual film, it went through a film projector.
— Man selling single film stills for $15 in a booth in Union Square that costs around $7,000 for 6 weeks.
Knowing God.
— Book lady next to me was reading
Dark room.
— Grandpa Jack
— Danny
Do you ever wonder when you look into your dog’s eyes, what name they’ve picked for you?
— John O'Hurley, The National Dog Show presented by Purina ®
I often say the difference between an amateur and a professional is that an amateur really likes everything they do.
— Bob Mankoff, “Bob Mankoff Thinks Cats Are Funnier Than Dogs,” The New York Times