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
The contents would certainly not stand up to the wrapping.
— Ian Fleming, “From a View to a Kill”
It’s not that unique in some ways.
— Jason
It’s a pickle.
— Devon
I haven’t cried so much since this morning.
— Kevin
The only time I felt like I was talkin’ to God,
Was in my Walkman walking with Nas.
— Macklemore, “Church (feat. Geo of Blue Scholars)"
I will not be a mannequin.
— Macklemore, “And We Danced (feat. Ziggy Stardust)”
Ooh, She started dancin’ to that fine fine music.
— Velvet Underground, “Rock and Roll”
It was, they realized, when man has not only altogether forgotten but has firmly renounced all ideas of food and drink that he eats and drinks in the right spirit.
— Isak Dinesen, Babette’s Feast
Reducing the number of relationships.
— Jason
They spoke of spontaneous combustion with contempt, and implied they were the boys to put out combustions. Somehow we all felt as though we each had inherited a large fortune.
— Joseph Conrad, Youth