So he put down his brushes. That behavior meant he would never again recieve a public comission. But it is also what allowed him to go down in history as an obsessed genius rather than merely a reliable master painter.
— Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci
The blue dots are now moving crazily back and forth. Take SLOW breaths in and out and after some time, the dots will follow your breathing ! They will move one way when you reathe in slowly and move the other way when you breathe out slowly !
— "breathing mystery" GIF, via David Beier on Facebook
It is a legal document.
— Sheila Jackson-Lee, "Day 2 House Judiciary Debates Articles of Impeachment"
The problem with relying on connoisseurs is that in any difficult case there is usually an equal and opposite cadre of them.
— Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci
The only thing you need to have an architecture office is clients.
— Nick (potentially paraphrased)
It is lighter than you think.
— Corita Kent, Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules
"One must apply the greatest artistry in three things," Alberti wrote, "walking in the city, riding a horse, and speaking, for in each of these one must try to please everyone."
— Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci
To read a book about every president.
— Andy
Why had the Indians made a point of taking the Bible? According to Goodnight, Comanche shields, made of two layers of the toughest rawhide from the neck of a buffallo and harden in fire, were almost invulnerable to bullets when stuffed with paper. When Comanches robbed houses they invariably took all the books they could find.
— S. C. Gwynne, Empire of the Summer Moon
Optics is everything, it's all one big PR campaign.
— Amtrak conductor to a new conductor, explaining how he handled a rude passenger
This project is too big for anyone to care about anything.
— Eve*
Do you want an espresso?
— Martha
And you are the very first human being I am calling.
— Voicemail on Sid's machine (potentially paraphrased)*
Dad does your eliptical turn on anymore or no?
— Lily
I wonder if it was the same four.
— Adam Driver to son on if they cried at the same 4 moments during the movie, Marriage Story
You know that the Dalai Lama is obsessed with watches?
— Caroline
It's vanilla scented.
— Kelly on baby toy
Some were practically naked, their clothes and underwear devoured by termites.
— Edmund Morris, Colonel Roosevelt
You never know what turns people on.
— Sid on Lily banging my arm to find my reflex then giving me a kiss
Take the thinking from these objects.
— Alexander Tochilovsky