To notice more things, and if you can find stories in every little tiny thing, recognize that every corner, every seam, every curve was a point of decision by a really deliberate and probably very smart person, you can recognize a story in every little thing.
— Roman Mars, “Shorts: Radiolab Presents: 99% Invisible,” WNYC’s Radiolab
I wish I could tell you what to do, but I just can’t.
— Royal Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums
I would like to reach out my hands.
— Rusted Root, “Send Me On My Way”
Of our own device.
— Eagles, “Hotel California”
Na na na na na.
— Cobra Starship, “You make me feel”
Now lead! Right?
— Ned Plimpton, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
F*** the police.
— Frosh Amy
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,
You never change your socks.
— Harry McClintock, “In the Big Rock Candy Mountains”
Hey, I just met you.
— Carly Ray Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Look at the sky.
— Kristin Cotter
I think I want to go on adventures.
— Suzy Bishop, Moonrise Kingdom
The way you walk through space is very bizarre.
— Man outside of Betto in Brooklyn
Belief and seeing, they’re both often wrong.
— Robert McNamara, The Fog of War
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”