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
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
‘I’m just a shop rat,’ he said.
— Corey Kilgannon, “At Home With Millions of Books,” The New York Times
We go hard.
— Jay-Z, “Brooklyn Go Hard - feat. Santigold”
You get nothing! You lose! Good day Sir!
— Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
And you have a better measure.
— Norman Foster, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
Too many morals.
— girl at basshunter
We’re all smart Jeremy.
— C.I.A. Director, Zero Dark Thirty
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