And anyway, what's the difference?
— Lily on if rocks and water have been there since the beginning of time
"Why not?" It happens because people usually mark religious events that are important to them by getting together with relatives, and it is very difficult in this world to get a whole bunch of relatives together, whether you are living in some village in Laos or in Manhattan, without giving them something to eat.
— Anne Fadiman on a conversation with Eric Crystal, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The air in the beach balls is from 1905.
— Museum explainer on the wing float beach balls in the Spruce Goose at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
You know what it reminded me of? When you pick up a rock and there's a bunch of bugs under there and the're a little caught off guard.
— Lily on a stroller with 3 mini greyhounds inside
Other customers have also asked "Where is horse?" Would you like to hear that too?... [Yes]... Horses are located in the world and it lives in small forests and grassland.
— Alexa after I asked "where is the dog?"
I’m a sentimental, cliché
Hallmark guy
— Sid, "What It’s All About"
Charmaine, get to the safe room. We’re being robbed by supermodels.
— Doug, Booksmart
You know what struck me? You used to always know how to swim.
— Sid on Lily
The House quietly voted last week to require the Pentagon inspector general to tell Congress whether the department experimented with weaponizing disease-carrying insects and whether they were released into the public realm — either accidentally or on purpose.
— John M. Donnelly, "House orders Pentagon to say if it weaponized ticks and released them," Roll Call
Ben-Gurion constantly thought on two planes, the immediate and the historical. He would not have expressed himself in such a way that history would judge him as guilty of reprehensible acts.
— Shimon Peres, Ben-Gurion
Nasmyth likely adopted the method from his father, a well-known Scottish landscape painter who used plaster models as studies for his paintings.
— Object label in the Met's Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography
An idealist.
— Nick
A family photograph left on the surface of the moon by one of the Apollo 16 astronauts in April 1972.
— Image Caption, "Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever?," The New York Times
I think one of the things that has been shocking to me is how normal it is.
— AOC in a New Yorker interview on "how enormous decisions are made in ways that feel like a typical office."

May not have come into herself yet.
— Sid
If we just restricted the rest of our days to the proovable stuff that we know is out there, it could be amazing.
— Eric Weinstein, "Joe Rogan Experience #1320 - Eric Weinstein"
You test things. You like to play around but you're honest.
— Michael Brush at Elephant's Trunk
A pile of gerbils.
— Lily's metaphor for a person
Isn't that musical.
— Mason on microwave beeps
They're all the same thing.
— Caitlin on contemporary book covers