When I was a little boy,
I wanted a Barlow knife.
— Doc Watson, “Shady Grove”
There is only one God, and I don’t think he dresses like that.
— Captain America, The Avengers
I close my eyes.
— Kansas, “Dust in the Wind”
And so we find ourselves in this universe and not another for much the same reason we find ourselves on earth and not Neptune-we find ourselves where conditions are ripe for our form of life.
— Brian Greene, “The Mystery of the Multiverse," Newsweek
Des spaghettis, d'la sauce tomate.
— Renan Luce, “Repenti”
What’s the point of buying rice that you can’t cook properly?
— Jiro Ono, Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Why pyramids?
— Josh Ritter, “The Curse”
You know how the time flies.
— Adele, “Someone Like You”
There’s a Borgesian objective to it, to produce objects that can not be described.
— Nicholas de Monchaux
You always know the right times to be assertive or to simply wait.
— Fortune cookie
Well, thats an oversimplification.
— Slim, A Bug’s Life
Thank you gentlemen, always an intellectual treat.
— Slim, A Bug’s Life
But listen,
Hold on to your butts.
— Ray Arnold, Jurassic Park
I saw large plants of alloes, but did not then understand them.
— Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Is it useful? I don’t know, but it’s interesting to have invented one.
— Eve Aschheim
Making a thousand gestures and motions which I cannot describe.
— Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
What are you? And on what account did you go to sea?
— Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
He showed me how to stay hungry.
— Mark Luce, "Robert Demeritt, Rest in Peace,“ My Kid Could Paint That
He’s basically a special type of rain.
— Ian Trase