When he said that some evolving process had taken place, for example, from "1750 to 1770"—he would present the dates, as he and his Precambrian colleagues almost always do, in everyday sequence from the smaller to the larger number. Tripping on his own humanity, he was reversing the arrow of time.
— John McPhee, Annals of the Former World
I never been run so far.
— Milky Chance, "Running"
The man in there does my taxes.
— Lily on the Empire State Building
You've never had fried olives?
— Lily
The only thing I like about oranges is the lid.
— Scooty, The Florida Project
She noted his developing sense of scale when he said to her, "A coyote is the whole world to a flea."
— John McPhee, Annals of the Former World
Imagine a duck but its wings are hinges onto him so he can flap. You know like layers. But it's cheese graters of different shapes so you can cut cheese. But it's a duck.
— Lily back to seeing things when she closes her eyes before falling asleep
He basically educated me so he could talk to me.
— Philip Glass on Richard Serra, Charlie Rose
“I have a category that almost no one collects, which is superlatives— ‘the biggest,’ ‘the smallest,’ ‘the newest,’ ‘the oldest,’ ‘the most expensive,’ ‘the most beautiful,’ et cetera,” said Ms. Stern.
— Annie Correal, "Postcard People," The New York Times
— Media kids
Cheddar biscuit egg sandwich.
— Fort Defiance menu
You're lucky I even remember it's Verdi.
— Sid
Take your moment girl.
— Starbucks worker to other Starbucks worker going on a quick break
We should make our room look exactly like theirs and see if they notice.
— Lily on making our room the same as the teen's across the street and see if she notices
And I really wish I could turn back the hands of time and taken Mr. And Mrs. Treybig, Cody to church a lot more so that they can see and they can understand that there are a lot of others in this world. There are a lot of other Christians that share my same views and opinions about the Bible.
— Aj Lawrence, "Chip in My Brain," This American Life
Jokes may be invisible to some geologists.
— John McPhee, Annals of the Former World on "the Arabian Plate, the Iranian Plate, the Eurasian Plate, a large part of which used to be known as the (heaven help us) China Plate."
This culture knew only uses, not meanings.
— Seth Price, Fuck Seth Price
Franklin had reached an age when he no longer fretted about squandering his time.
— Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Go Speed Racer!
— Person handing out pamphlets outside subway turnstiles as I ran by to catch train
Among Franklin's cards was his fame.
— Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life