He created us as persons, and as such: free. God is respectul of freedom.
— Pope Francis on why God allows children to suffer, 60 Minutes
If you took care of all the minor details, you would win.
— William Goode, via Robert Caro, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
How can every Great Crested Flycatcher find a snake skin? I don't know.
— Gabriel Willow
Are they all named Pretty?
— Lily on worms
And the impression he wanted to make was the impression he made.
— Robert Caro, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
For we want to try our best and let it look nice.
Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart. And we’re in a dangerous place if these ideas are considered “dark.”
— Bari Weiss, "Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web," The New York Times
Christ, sometimes I wished it could go on forever.
— Lyndon Johnson, via Robert Caro, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
I get promoted, you get promoted too.
— Sid on the phone calling about the mystery of the missing mail basket
I will be here Monday, yes.
— Bartender at The Plaza, they get a new delivery of paper napkins Monday
The feeling of things happening and going to happen.
— Harry Truman, via David McCullough, Truman
A well dug by Thomas Jefferson… A brick with a dogs footprint in it.
— David McCullough, Truman
You don't get to count the things that you havn't done that you thought of that were terrific.
— James Turrell, Charlie Rose
I love these hobbies you know.
— Sid on looking for people who are chewing gum
He has a little sentence in Art History.
— Uriel on Richard Minsky
Did you think they were pork chops?
— Lily, I did but they were lamb chops
Think of it as an italic press.
— Richard Minsky on The Washington Press not being perfectly parallel to the wall
Goods that are not shared are not goods.
— Fortune
You gotta love it because you need to be steeped in it every day.
— Lauren Panepinto, TDC Book Night
He paused, walked briskly back to his car and turned off its blaring siren.
— Catherine Porter and Megan Specia, "When Toronto Suspect Said ‘Kill Me,’ an Officer Put Away His Gun," The New York Times