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.
Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
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.
Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
If you took out all your arteries and veins and laid them end to end you would be dead.
— Keith
I’m the best app you got this week.
— Daz
Better tell them while they’re here, ‘cause
They may just run away from you.
— Imagine Dragons, “On Top of the World”
You know what’s more American, Benjamin Franklin, that’s what’s more American.
— Pat Sr., Silver Linings Playbook
I think it needs a renovation.
— Liz Diller
For it is rather the machines that have helped us to understand how birds fly and fish swim.
— Sir James Gray, “How Fishes Swim,” Vertebrates Structures and Functions: Readings From Scientific American
Poems don’t always have to rhyme, you know.
— Sam Shakusky, Moonrise Kingdom
It makes me say-God forbid that I should be without such a task!
— John Keats, Letters of John Keats