After the decline of architecture, all major work nowadays is done by those who dreamed of white cathedrals or had an intimate experience or interest in their material, old or new.
— Anthony Froshaug, “Typography is a grid”
There are more stars in the universe than all the sounds and words ever uttered by all humans that have ever lived.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Cosmic Quandaries”
The prospect of carefully describing the nests of wild honeybee colonies living in the woods attracted me for emotional as well as rational reasons.
— Thomas Seeley, Honeybee Democracy
What must the world be like in order that man may know it?
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Ultimately he may even learn to see those lines without seeing either of the figures, and he may then say (what he could not legitimately have said earlier) that it is these lines that he really sees but that he sees them alternately as a duck and as a rabbit.
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
So I’m 44 cents ahead I guess.
— Jack
To cede the floor to the art, I would imagine - is a scandal.
— Michael Kimmelman, “Why Is This Amsterdam Museum Shaped Like a Tub?,” The New York Times
And that’s why we don’t like birds.
— Vera
There is no such thing as research in the absence of any paradigm.
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
He is not just an explorer or a measurer.
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Some people tell me this story is a fantasy. And I ask them: If it is, then what did I do during my ten days at sea?
— Gabriel García Márquez, The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
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