The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. “Vámonos, amigos,” he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock. And they rode on in the friscalating dusklight.
— Eli Cash, The Royal Tenenbaums
In the middle of a bath.
— John Lennon, “Oh Yoko”
That life was made for you
Just as well as it was made for me.
— Willie G: The Poet of Central Park, “Everyone Has Gotta Start Somewhere”
I don’t do too much talking these days.
— Nico, These Days
I’ve been there. It’s filled with sunshine.
— Pete Campbell, “The Phantom,” Mad Men
Or maybe humor itself has changed.
— Niccolò, Identification of a Woman
The myths were gone but the culture continued.
— Britt
Contemplating suicide, he instead decided to construct a canoe.
— Aaron Ketchell, Holy Hills of the Ozarks
It’s over and done with.
— The Proclaimers, "Over And Done With"
Leakage evidently improves decision making by increasing the time over which the noisy evidence accumulates until sufficient information for a decision is gained.
— Thomas Seeley, Honeybee Democracy
If you can hear a piano fall,
you can hear me coming down the hall.
— The White Stripes, “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground”
They and their textual interpretation offer a doorway of brief liberation to whosoever will but lift the latch and ponder what he finds beyond the portal.
— Homer Eaton Keyes, “Preface,” Shaker Furniture: The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect
I read Euclid in an old book I bartered.
— Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln
Do they twinkle in horror?
— Akshay
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