Don't read into it, just read it.
— Henry on his paintings
Signed my name in the giant book.
— Text from David
If you make something really nice then people want to take care of it.
— David paraphrasing a Herzog and De Meuron philosophy
Hold onto that, it might be your greatest literary distinction.
— Sid quoting RB on V note*
“If I am out of town,” he told The New York Times in 2014, “I will try to have meetings wherever I am. Luckily, there are a lot of Taco Bells.”
— Neil Genzlinger, "Jason Polan, Fast-Drawing Artist of the Offbeat, Dies at 37," The New York Times
Was threatening to become little more than an exquisite corpse, an archived artifact seen only by White people in a mid-Manhattan museum.
— Jeffrey C. Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
Eternal God... Unite our senators in their striving to do your will. Lord, you have been our help in ages past. You are our hope for the years to come. We trust the power of your prevailling providence to bring this imeachment trial to the concusion you desire.
— Senate Chaplain Rear Adm. Barry Black (Ret.), Senate Impeachment Trial, Day 6
A precedent set in 1966 by former Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, who grew thirsty while delivering a lengthy speech, allows senators to sip milk on the floor.
— Catie Edmondson, "Senators Battle a Persistent Impeachment Foe: Their Own Restlessness," The New York Times
I need this not to end in yet another show business failure.
— @connorratliff, Instagram Stories post about "Dead Eyes"
All photographs are posed.
— Errol Morris, "Lecture: Harvard Book Store"
It just gets better and better as we improve sample size.
— Michael Talkowski, talk at Broad "Genomic Approaches for Rare Variations Studies in Human Disease"
Where millions of Amazon customers use Amazon cameras to watch Amazon contractors deliver Amazon packages.
— John Herrman, "Who’s Watching Your Porch?," The New York Times
Locke had to write himself into the history of the present by creating a bolder, conversation-changing voice, and make others read him to understand themselves.
— Jeffrey C. Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
“I’ve come to the conclusion that because information constantly increases, there’s never going to be privacy,” Mr. Scalzo said.
— Kashmir Hill, "The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It," The New York Times
The old lady, does she drive?
— JS*
Gets the same train every time.
— The Kinks, "A Well Respected Man"
Wow! A USPS branch!!
— Sid note on a package
Some people develop their own Presidential libraries without experiencing a prior need to be President.
— John McPhee, "Tabula Rasa: Volume One," The New Yorker
Reading them and cataloguing them was something to do, and do, and do. It beat dying. It was a project meant not to end.
— John McPhee, "Tabula Rasa: Volume One," The New Yorker
Some argued that the insistence on burial reflected the self-interest of the clergy, who historically owned the burial grounds.
— Jeffrey C. Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke