Because you have dreamed, properly, of someone who is better than I am.
— Charles Warnke, “You Should Date An Illiterate Girl”
That always exceeds our representations of it.
— Lucien Castaing-Taylor, “Plumbing the Deep,” The New York Times
The amazing thing again is that most of what I’m telling you is true.
— Adam Burrows
But the gathering of such fragments responds to a much deeper compulsion. It resonates with the timeless desire to seize on the minimal remnant — the tiniest identifiable gesture — out of which the world could, in a pinch, be reconstructed.
— Geoffrey O'Brien, “We Are What We Quote,” The New York Times
The females like sculptures.
— Jame Gould
Tired but happy.
— Older Whitman Card-Check Man
A little bit of love.
— MIKA, “Happy Ending”
Humility is their form of pride. It is their strength. It is their weakness.
— Francis Underwood, House of Cards
We are all split by contradictions.
— Esther da Costa Meyer
As for the rest of his fellow citizens, he is close to them, but he does not see them; he touches them, but he does not feel them; he exists only in himself and for himself alone; and if his kindred still remain to him, he may be said at any rate to have lost his country.
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
The cowardly worship of the past.
— Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, “Futurist Architecture”
Yea. But what’s right? My happiness now? My happiness in the future? What would even bring about my happiness? It’s too complicated of a question to answer.
— Kristin Cotter
It’s not like my feet are stuck to the floor.
— Jack Peñate, “Pull My Heart Away”
Do you know what we just did? We just walked out of a grocery store without any groceries.
— Woman at 22nd and Market.
Like most things in a box, if you put food in it, it’ll chill out.
— Michael Smith
It’s harder to be yourself than it is to be anybody else.
— Andrew Jackson Jihad, “Big Bird”
This is probably a term you will never get to use in life.
— Lia Markey
The only question is whether these lookers back will be ourselves a few years hence or our remote descendants.
— Donald Griffin via Ethology
The atheist among the aristocrats, on the other hand, raises his hat when he passes a church.
— Adolf Loos, Ornament and Crime
Apparently the brain comes knowing how to see at birth, but can ‘forget.’
— Jame Gould, Ethology