Dear Mr. Paepcke: How very kind of you to refuse to accept my resignation.
— Philip Johnson, May 12, 1959
When I spoke to Mr. Schniewind Saturday about inviting Giedion to write an introduction he was really disturbed. Schniewind said he would be very frank. Much to my surprise he said Giedion is a “phony”.
— Egbert Jacobson, March 12, 1945
I could get you a stool.
— Librarian
Does it already have postage?
— USPS guy
If life is money, how much money is your life?
— Bully in the Hallway, “Life Is Money”
That’s a nice bird, man!
— Mike Shiner, Birdman
I can’t wait to be home and put some Vaseline on my thumbs.
— Woman behind me on the plane
Oh well.
— Bobbi, Wild
He humorously observed that if a manufacturer of corrugated boxes needed design to improve business, then every business needed design.
— Hunter Middleton and Alexander Ebin, Impressions from the Design Conference held at Aspen, Colorado, June 28 through July 1, 1951
Can you imagine living in those countries?
— Woman on North Mill Street after American Sniper
Rock by rock.
— Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Selma
I like to think I did.
— Augustus Elijah Underwood, House of Cards
I’m hoping they have a baked potato! Please!
— Emily
I had to get out of there kinda fast. I left like seven whole boxes of Michael Jordan sneakers and my car… I don’t sleep. I’m not like a normal person… Better to be honest with people, even if it’s not what they want to hear… I got a great tie collection… Even if you’re not working your dream job, it’s important to try to be as good as you can… The key is to be honest… You don’t have to be an asshole to get things done… I kept a diary from 1982 to 2008.
— Kevin, AAA Taxi
Out to Michigan up to Maine.
— Martin Sexton, “Diner”
The sunshine in.
— The 5th Dimension, “Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
You are on tonight.
— Pam
I just like it as furniture.
— Deana Lawson
— Jimmy Fallon, “Jimmy Fallon Blew a Chance to Date Nicole Kidman," The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
While the “corporate style” was expanding into all areas, so was the company physically.
— Susan Black, The First Fifty Years 1926-1976