Words deform seeing by imposing their own form on seeing.
— Edward Tufte
A sort of narrative center.
— Jad Abumrad, “Who Am I?,“ WNYC’s Radiolab
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”