Whatever he might have had in his mind’s eye was not what he was going to get. He needed to state his prompt cleanly and clearly. But the creativity bubbled out of the machine.
— Frank Pavich, "This Film Does Not Exist," The New York Times
Sometimes, putting a number on how much of something you have takes years of effort.
— @broadinstitute
Currency and coin counter
— Listed under "Skills" on George A. Devolder Santos' resume
He devised a new filing system for investigative reports, in which any information that might "cause embarrassment to the Bureau" would be written on separate "administrative pages," easily detached from the main files in case of coutroom discovery.
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
And also, we're no smarter them, we just have more crude knowledge in part 'cause of them. But like, you know, they were just as clever as us, you know?
— Bhaskar Sunkara on people from ancient history, "Bhaskar Sunkara: Socialism and Communism | Lex Fridman Podcast #349"
How ur Kaws collection is gonna look to ur grandkids someday
— @artreviewpower100 via @sebastianstudio
Artists are capitalists masquerading as visionaries.
— @jerrygogosian
In a single Ohio factory, Hoover boasted, the FBI had already signed up 133 "confidential informants," each of whom "believes that he is the bureau's sole source of information within that organization."
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
Text doesn't exist without context.
— H*
McCarthy evidently believed that by courting Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene, an avatar of hyper-performative politics, he could co-opt her wing of the party. He was set to offer her valuable committee assignments, and, according to Draper, had even offered to create a new leadership position for her. But her elevation would be valuable to other Trumpists only if there were concrete things they hoped to accomplish together. Putting Greene on the Oversight Committee does nothing to help those who aspire to her notoriety. They don’t want policy; they want airtime.
— Michelle Goldberg, "Leopards Eat Kevin McCarthy’s Face," The New York Times
Hoover aspired to build the nation's most extensive collection of bullets, guns, cartridges, typewriters, tire treads, and paper watermarks, to assist local police in identifying scattered bits of evidence.
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
This may be the end of using writing as a benchmark for aptitude and intelligence, Daniel Herman writes. ⁠
⁠The work that ChatGPT—an artificial-intelligence program that generates sophisticated text in response to any prompt—can produce right now is better than the large majority of writing seen by your average teacher or professor.
— @theatlantic
Each box corresponds to one week in an average 88-year lifespan, and every filled-in box is one that you have already lived.
— Instagram ad for 4K Weeks
The truth is that power does not simply arrive. It has to be created, policy by policy, law by law, step by excruciating step.
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
It's very good.
— David texting about Librería Torre de Babel while we were in the International Emerald Museum
There's lots of things that I'd be tempted to buy, but nothing I can form a narrative around.
— David on items in the market stalls.
I like that he included the dirt under their fingernails.
— Kaya on Botero's Guerrilla de Eliseo Velásquez, 1988
We are all just inspirations for the record of ourselves.
— Ashton Kutcher, Vengeance
To prevent future large-scale losses to Overland Park's street tree canopy, the City is no longer permitting the planting of maple trees in the public right-of-way. Maple trees currently make up 35 percent of our street tree canopy, so if another invasive insect targeted maple trees, there would be an even larger problem.
— "Planning for the future of OP's tree canopy," OVERview
A visit to this exhibition full of enormous exhibits will reveal that I have included 261 examples of items beginning with the letter E.
— Mike Wilks, The Ultimate Alphabet