Apparently the brain comes knowing how to see at birth, but can ‘forget.’
— Jame Gould, Ethology
We wonder.
— Band of Horses, “The Funeral”
Strong bold patterns covered objects made with simple, confident directness.
— Paul Greenhalgh, “Alternative Histories”
In fact there are no accidents in history.
— Esther da Costa Meyer
Because there’s no other way to play it.
— Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture”
They seem tremendously proud of each other.
— Konrad Lorenz, King Solomon’s Ring
But she’s a stranger intruding on his territory.
— Hugh Falkus, Signals For Survival
The deepest problems of modern life flow from the attempt of the individual to maintain the independence and individuality of his existence against the sovereign powers of society, against the weight of the historical heritage and the external culture and technique of life.
— Georg Simmel, “The Metropolis and Mental Life”
I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.
— Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump
Your knowledge (the knowledge you may have of Parisian topography) struggles with your perception, and in a sense, that is what intelligence is: to reconstitute, to make memory and sensation cooperate so as to produce in your mind a simulacrum of Paris.
— Roland Barthes, The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies
Ben is back.
— Martha
I would argue that artifice, openly expressed, is the only true “authenticity” an artist can lay claim to.
— Michael Chabon, “Wes Anderson’s Worlds,” The New York Review of Books
That in the more important concerns of their lives the animals are in great part guided by knowledge that they individually have not gathered from experience.
— Douglas Spalding, Instinct: With Original Observations on Young Animals
All biology is either animal behavior or plumbing.
— James Gould
Wear your mother’s vest.
— David
That lifes a dream.
— Elle King, “Good to Be a Man”
A decent human being.
— Keith
Other signs of accumulating electrostatic charge include small rocks jumping about.
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Where I’m bound, I can’t tell.
— Bob Dylan, “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”
The billions of microbes with which we share our existence.
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