In 1972 the molecular biologist Gunther Stent famously raised the question of "prematurity" in science—discoveries or theories too much in advance of contemporary knowledge to be explored seriously until years later.
— Edmund Morris, Edison
You tell the story of the current war you're in by talking about previous wars.
— Steve Bannon, American Dharma
Then to laughter, he added Edison's favorite saying, "All things come to him who hustles while he waits."
— Edmund Morris, Edison
My best quarantine discovery so far is that you can rearrange the letters of "David Foster Wallace" to spell "Sir Dadlot Fecalwave"
— @mcmubria
It's so cool I just discovered that late in life, that you can whisper and it sounds like screaming. Who would have thought.
— Lily
An urgent call came from Henry Ford, asking for the great man's last breath to be preserved in a test tube.
— Edmund Morris, Edison
Ben Denzer is an artist who is very into number play so pricing is also part of the artwork.
— Whitney Shop item description
It was the only sandwich that had mortadella.
— Jamie on Zingerman's sandwich #26
Whimsy is his business.
— Fritz Swanson
Princeton president: University will move to virtual instruction following spring break.
— Planet Princeton headline shared on Facebook
Getting between places is New York to me.
— Lily
Printing... Is the Preservation of All Arts.
— Isaiah Thomas quote in Book Arts Studio
Well if I get a hundred I'll be happy as a clam.
— Man talking to himself while printing in the Book Arts Studio
In the breadbox.
— Jamie
They say money's got the most germs on it. But those are good germs. Rich germs.
— Whitney employee to money transportation (Brinks?) employee
Decalf mocha what's good!
— Employee at Gregorys right as I walk in the door
Whole Wheat Banana Bread (Regular Slice)
Salted Peanut Butter Cookie (Single)
— Sid's Square receipt from Ovenly Vanderbilt
Or perhaps Kennedy had given the order simply becasue brevity was worth more at the moment than all the political benefits he could imagine from more complicated alternatives.
— Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63
Idealists would say afterward that King's gifts made him the obvious choice. Realists would scoff at this, saying that King was not very well known, and that his cheif asset was his lack of debts or enemies. Cynics would say that the established preachers stepped back fro King only because they saw more blame and danger ahead than glory.
— Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63
If you are not obsessed with anything these days you are nothing.
— Slavko