Information is received in inverse proportion to its predictability.
— Mike Ford, "258: Leaving the Fold," This American Life
Of those wise restraints that make us free.
— Harvard president to new class of Law School graduates
"Do you know what Mrs. Stringer says?" said Jolene, naming her home-economics teacher. "One day she told the class, 'Nancy Clutter is always in a hurry, but she always has time. And that's one definition of a lady.'"
— Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
Those numbers are auto generated by the system. It's totally random that it got so close.
— Marc after I asked if it was possible to switch my thesis number from 991 to 999*
It's a "big American move " (B.A.M ) one or two moves - not over complicated
— @mikeyfarris
Because I always wonder how people perceive me. Not that it's gonna change what I think about myself, but I'm just curious.
— GranSan (Sandra Olivia Moon Hightower) via Zoë
Referencing is really an obsessive compulsion for me
— Ian (potentially paraphrased)
— Title for list of how to watch The Complete Indiana Jones saga in chronological order, @connorratliff
It lacks the ability to question twenty-five years of its own reporting.
— Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
Jennifer Coolidge Corner
— Trivia team name
Maddening that they killed 'Image Search'
& optimized it for shopping.
— @emily_elsie
Open Call: Portraits of Women With Their Weight In Dough
— @santina_amato via @4heads_nyc
Instead, the groups said, they simply believed in helping politicians indirectly — not by giving them money or buying them ads or mentioning their names, but by obliquely raising issues that could shift voters their way. To that end, the groups said, even fund-raising calls from “Frank Wallace” were part of their mission. Since they mentioned policing — a topic voters might care about — the calls were not a means to an end in the work of influencing elections. They were the work itself.
— David A. Fahrenthold and Tiff Fehr, "How to Raise $89 Million in Small Donations, and Make It Disappear," The New York Times
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses.
— Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
Who wants to sit with that for so long to look at? It's really the whole package. It's not really image driven.
— Henry on Ed Ruscha News, Mews, Pews, Brews, Stews & Dues portfolio*
There's a scribe on board named Antonio Pigafetta, who was not part of the crew, but he kept very good records of what was going on. They come around the world and come back. He thinks it's Wednesday and everyone there thinks it's Tuesday. "I don't know what happened here," and it's just sitting there in his notebook. And it is laid bare. The discovery of the need for an international date line.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, @startalk
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Unfortunately we have completely run out of 70# uncoated text paper.
— Mixam
Now is the Past
— Title of book by Hai Hsin Huang via @metlibrary
Bill Hader Just Wants to Make Weird Things
— Interview title, The New Yorker