Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Poems don’t always have to rhyme, you know.
— Sam Shakusky, Moonrise Kingdom
Monday, January 21, 2013
It makes me say-God forbid that I should be without such a task!
— John Keats, Letters of John Keats
Sunday, January 20, 2013
knowl∙edge (nōl'ĭj) n- 1 what has been learned by study or observation; learning. 2 familiarity from study or experience: a knowledge of the area; a knowledge of painting.
— Webster’s Dictionary of the American Language: Illustrated
Saturday, January 19, 2013
‘I’m just a shop rat,’ he said.
— Corey Kilgannon, “At Home With Millions of Books,” The New York Times
Friday, January 18, 2013
We go hard.
— Jay-Z, “Brooklyn Go Hard - feat. Santigold”
Thursday, January 17, 2013
You get nothing! You lose! Good day Sir!
— Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
And you have a better measure.
— Norman Foster, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Too many morals.
— girl at basshunter
Monday, January 14, 2013
We’re all smart Jeremy.
— C.I.A. Director, Zero Dark Thirty
Sunday, January 13, 2013
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
Saturday, January 12, 2013
In the middle of a bath.
— John Lennon, “Oh Yoko”
Friday, January 11, 2013
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”
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I don’t do too much talking these days.
— Nico, These Days
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I’ve been there. It’s filled with sunshine.
— Pete Campbell, “The Phantom,” Mad Men
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Or maybe humor itself has changed.
— Niccolò, Identification of a Woman
Monday, January 7, 2013
The myths were gone but the culture continued.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Contemplating suicide, he instead decided to construct a canoe.
— Aaron Ketchell, Holy Hills of the Ozarks
Saturday, January 5, 2013
It’s over and done with.
— The Proclaimers, "Over And Done With"
Friday, January 4, 2013
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