Well ya gotta die of somethin’.
— Ryan Gosling, Gangster Squad
I have a plan for you.
— Hamburg Airport Employee
You have to live a little.
— Liz
What she order? Fish fillet.
— Kanye West, “Ni**as in Paris”
I have to take my shoes off because I have corn nuts in my feet.
— John
Don’t be in a hurry.
— Macrina
And his tongue felt agile as a butterfly.
— John Updike, “Bech in Rumania”
Sometimes her English had a weird precision.
— John Updike, “Rich in Russia”
A man is never more himself than when he talks nonsense about God.
— Frank O'Connor, “A Story by Maupassant”
Time collapses upon itself.
— John
This is somehow how history is written.
— Xenophon
I’m related to camels.
— Slobodan Ćurčić
She was the queer things in him, like the pecan tree and liking books and caring enough about people to let them hurt him.
— Truman Capote, “Children on Their Birthdays”
Do you remember what it was like - alone?
— Franz Kafka, “The Judgement”
She would spend fruitless, anxious and enjoyable hours trying to disentangle and isolate her various emotions, and to assess their respective values.
— Margaret Drabble, “The Gifts of War”
And if you can’t see it, then you’re blind.
— Jesse, Before Midnight
I, however, am convinced that if you possess the true faith, you must also be able to sell it.
— Robert Musil, “The Paintspreader”
In this sense, jacket design is a kind of interpretational utilitarianism.
— Peter Mendelsund, “1. Fictions,” Jacket Mechanical
Which I was pretty sure were fish.
— Peter Mendelsund, “James Joyce. For Vintage Books.,” Jacket Mechanical
Red meat.
— Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy