In the end old age & treachery will outsmart youth & vigor.
— Button in Jack's apartment
Why is everyone still here?
— Mason
Mr. Hall said that during the debate, Ms. Hall turned to him and jokingly said she might go buy something for herself instead of contributing to another political campaign.
— Carol Pogash and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, "Democrats Sparred Over a Wine Cave Fund-Raiser. Its Billionaire Owner Isn’t Pleased," The New York Times
The East Side had all the milk. The West Side had all the Cheerios.
— Lily on the Berlin Wall after thinking Klobuchar was Gorbachev
Most people don't want to work with frat boys.
— College kid investing and managing residential real estate, networking at Pavement
The creation of modern nation-states in Europe was a protracted and bloody business. In the Middle Ages, the continent was divided into roughly a thousand political entities... By 1789, there remained only 350 and by 1900 a mere 25.
— Max Boot, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history.
— Letter from President Donald J. Trump to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Employees who brough their lunches to work had to suspend the food from strings on the ceiling to guard against rodents and ants.
— Max Boot on OPC offices, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
At a time when regional variations were much greater than they became after the advent of superhighways, television and chain stores.
— Max Boot, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
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*