I’ll be good.
— Kid Cudi, MGMT, Ratatat, “Pursuit of Happiness”
For somebody on whom to throw away superfluous interest, and even tenderness.
— Thomas Hardy, The Distracted Preacher
The level of detail at which we are now able to recognize morphological complexities is such that morphology can be said to display a form that is quasi-discrete. Behavior, on the other hand (with perhaps exceptions for the most extreme types), may well display a form that our present investigative techniques are only able to recognize as quasi-continuous. The nature of the relationship between these two may therefore be considered less an algebraic equation as above and more as a topological mapping of a relatively complicated type where there is a considerable lack of one-to-one correspondence between the sets.
— Charles Oxnard, Uniqueness and Diversity in Human Evolution
I am happy when I do something I like.
I am happy when I’m with someone I like.
I am happy because I like myself.
— Terry Berger, I Have Feelings
About getting to know her without understanding what she is.
— James Lovelock, Gaia
I will buy you a new car.
— Everclear, “I Will Buy You A New Life”
The monkey in the wrench.
— John McClane, Die Hard
They are much greater than anything I will say about them.
— P. Adams Sitney
If I could be anything these days I would be a hip hop artist.
— Lucia Allais
I’m always a fan of straight copying, and then you can interpret. It’s always going to have your voice no matter what.
— Sarah Gephart
Searching up to the sky and looking beneath the ground.
— Matisyahu, “King Without A Crown”
Is it something you missed?
— The xx, “Chained”
I’m a good worker. I worked cable tool rigs, built railroad.
— Henry, There Will Be Blood
The original transcript has been dry-cleaned and repaired.
— Mark Wigley, “Story-Time”
The introduction of the problem of meaning within the process of design in such a systematic and conscious way. Such an approach might be seen as a “neo-functionalism.”
— Mario Grandelsonas, “Neo-Functionalism”
The return to language is a proof of failure.
— Manfredo Tafuri, The Sphere and the Labrynth
But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are just by being alive.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, “The Most Astounding Fact”
Why take a “path that is no longer a path,” especially if it only leads to self-description?
— Manfredo Tafuri, The Sphere and the Labrynth
That’s my new favorite camel.
— Stephen, The Brothers Bloom
When it comes time to act, our robust animal realism will always dominate.
— George Sher, "But I Could Be Wrong"