Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mary and I were good enough friends that we would bore each other.
— Ira Glass, “612: Ask a Grown-Up,” This American Life
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Senator Franken if you want another minute, you can have a minute of mine… We live in an era where there is gonna be even more disintermediation of public discourse through media channels… the domain of shared facts is declining and it’s a really dangerous thing… and I worry about what comes next… But I think that people who’ve watched these hearings over the course of the last 3 days know that you should be confirmed, know that you will be confirmed, and know that comments like leader Pelosi’s that if you are an American who drinks water or breathes air they should be scared of you, that’s absurd, and my colleagues know that’s absurd. And there’s a really danger in not condemning that kind of reckless speech… There are some folks watching on C-Span and that’s wonderful…. But most people aren't watching these hearings, and most people are going to see some heading summary of what happened… When they see a final vote, if it isn’t overwhelming… and they have echoing in their ears the sounds of people saying…
— Sen. Ben Sasse
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The most radical guarantee.
— Judge Gorsuch
Monday, March 20, 2017
Anyone could do that.
— Lily on me separating sprinkles into specific color groups
Sunday, March 19, 2017
That’s why they call them bunk beds.
— Kid in “underground bunker!” tunnel connecting the two wings of the Botanical Garden’s greenhouse
Saturday, March 18, 2017
What is lost on nonhunters, he said, is the sense of community that is part of hunting trips. “Too much of hunting has turned into the notion of the kill,” he said. “It’s a component, the meat. But so much is experiential, so much is relationships. It is sitting in a duck blind with seven people, cooking breakfast. For me, it’s been a great way to see the world. The least interesting part is the three seconds it takes to pull the trigger.”
— Laura M. Holson,“Donald Trump Jr. Is His Own Kind of Trump,” The New York Times
Friday, March 17, 2017
He’s got a six or seven pack.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Fashion Madness: Meet the player behind UNC’s custom-made fedoras
— USA Today article title
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Can you spare it?
— Woman on subway as I gave her $10
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Don’t spit it back into the cup.
— Dental technician
Sunday, March 12, 2017
O god I’m sorry… Screen’s bright… And the people in my dream don’t know what’s next.
— Lily half-asleep in the middle of the night
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Even though I don’t keep in touch with you, I love you all.
— Dillon R, birthday speech
Friday, March 10, 2017
He’s folding your napkin and putting it back on the table for you.
— Lily in a text, keeping me informed while I was in the bathroom at Tavern On The Green
Thursday, March 9, 2017
That sounds kinda sad.
— Obama on the idea of reunions with his White House team with t-shirts, “Barack Obama: Eight Years in the White House,” 60 Minutes
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I just want to print.
— Paraphrasing woman in Riso class who just wants to print things.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
But no biggie.
— Larry, the guy in charge of jurors
Monday, March 6, 2017
This is backpedaling on a scale one would only expect to see if a pack of velociraptors appeared at the finish line of the Tour de France.
— John Hayward, “Dear Mainstream Media: YOU Made DeepStateGate Happen,” Breitbart
Sunday, March 5, 2017
That’s my favorite type of flower.
— Lily and my favorite sales person who works at Best Bottles
Saturday, March 4, 2017
He hates overhead lighting.
— Holly Glass on Philip Glass, Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts