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
If you can hear a piano fall,
you can hear me coming down the hall.
— The White Stripes, “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground”
They and their textual interpretation offer a doorway of brief liberation to whosoever will but lift the latch and ponder what he finds beyond the portal.
— Homer Eaton Keyes, “Preface,” Shaker Furniture: The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect
I read Euclid in an old book I bartered.
— Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln
Do they twinkle in horror?
— Akshay
After the decline of architecture, all major work nowadays is done by those who dreamed of white cathedrals or had an intimate experience or interest in their material, old or new.
— Anthony Froshaug, “Typography is a grid”
There are more stars in the universe than all the sounds and words ever uttered by all humans that have ever lived.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Cosmic Quandaries”
The prospect of carefully describing the nests of wild honeybee colonies living in the woods attracted me for emotional as well as rational reasons.
— Thomas Seeley, Honeybee Democracy
What must the world be like in order that man may know it?
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Ultimately he may even learn to see those lines without seeing either of the figures, and he may then say (what he could not legitimately have said earlier) that it is these lines that he really sees but that he sees them alternately as a duck and as a rabbit.
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
So I’m 44 cents ahead I guess.
— Jack
To cede the floor to the art, I would imagine - is a scandal.
— Michael Kimmelman, “Why Is This Amsterdam Museum Shaped Like a Tub?,” The New York Times
And that’s why we don’t like birds.
— Vera
There is no such thing as research in the absence of any paradigm.
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
He is not just an explorer or a measurer.
— Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Some people tell me this story is a fantasy. And I ask them: If it is, then what did I do during my ten days at sea?
— Gabriel García Márquez, The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor