I usually just sing happy birthday to myself when I’m stressed.
— Lily on test day
Guy in the Porsche keeps gunning it, from 140th, we’re in the same place, unbelievable.
— Man on bike on Riverside Park by Christopher St.
If you don’t flush the toilet, the resale value…
— Sid
For our masters.
— David Rosenthal
That sentiment echoed Mr. Fenn’s. Growing up, he spent most of his summers in Yellowstone National Park, and he was shot down twice in Vietnam, where he flew 328 combat missions in 348 days.
— Jonah Engel Bromwich, “Colorado Man Is Second to Die in Quest for Buried Treasure,” The New York Times
I like the Breakfast Sandwich.
— recommendation from The Meatball Shop Westside manager
What it means is that if, if you have any fact which you think is really sinister, right? Is really obviously a fact which can only point to some sinister underpinning, hey forget it man, because you can never on your own think up all the non-sinister perfectly valid explanations for that fact.
— Josiah “Tink” Thompson, “The Umbrella Man,” “Errol Morris | Interview | TimesTalks,” YouTube
One of my husband’s favorite things about this house.
— Neighbor woman (from the very friendly family who just sold their house) on me photographing ice cream on books outside
Now go get an ice cream sandwich.
— Grace (I had said previously I would get an ice cream sandwich if my cover got approved and if it didn’t I would get an ice cream sandwich)
Two shoes sitting in the bathtub.
— Vampire Weekend, “Diplomat’s Son”
I ate steak every night.
— Guy (who sits on other side of free book shelf) talking about how great his vacation was, he used this line to each person who asked
A senior gentleman who is a long time resident routinely distributes mail to straw box by apartment doors.
— Routine Procedures sheet
Meticulous clutter.
— Lily complimenting the apartment
Have a good weekend sir.
— Extremely friendly 75 Rockefeller Plaza Lobby guard
— Joe Biden, “Biden Talks Trump, Faith And Fate In Front Of A Live ‘Fresh Air’ Audience”
Recently, Hillary announced her steadfast opposition to the winning candidate using a military term, saying she’d joined the “Resistance.”

Imagine if Trump lost and then announced that he’d joined the “RESISTANCE.” He’d be accused of trying to activate right-wing militias.
— Ann Coulter, “COULTER: The ‘Resistance’ Goes Live-Fire,” Breitbart
It’s going to be all right Ben.
— Kait on seeing me struggling
You know how they check the receipt at IKEA? You just go back and get a second of everything.
— Lily’s brilliant realization
It’s a light and tumble journey
from the East Side to the park
— Simon & Garfunkel, “At the Zoo”
You help us? You’re the king!
— Main Dumbo moving guy