— Mr. Woodhams
This is a partnership bro.
— Dad to baby on subway
First we must try to tell the truth and a condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak. For 40 years, neoliberals lived in a world of denial and indifference to the suffering of poor and working people and obsessed with the spectacle of success.
— Cornel West, “Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here,” The Guardian
That’s where the fairies clean it.
— Lily on putting dishes in the sink
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
— Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias” via Sid
— @penguinrandomhouse_careers
A red headed pigeon just like Aunt Lily.
— Paul
My tiny backyard has trees… Pretty green trees.
— Mason
— Mason
Richard Nixon.
— Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys
You work with the system.
— Randy
This was many things. This was a rebellion against the elites. True. It was a complete reinvention of politics and polls it’s true. But it was also something else.
We’ve talked about everything but race tonight. We’ve talked about income, we’ve talked about class, we’ve talked about region, we haven’t talked about race. This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country, it was a whitelash against a black president, in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.
And Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people who he insulted, and offended, and brushed aside. Yeah, when you say you want to take your country back, you’ve got a lot of people who feel we’re not represented well either. But we don’t want to feel that someone’s been elected by throwing away some of us to appeal more deeply to others. So this is a deeply painful moment tonight; I know it’s not just about race. There’s more going on than that, but race is here too, we got to talk about this.
— Van Jones, CNN
She doesn’t know how to use a desktop computer.
— Garrett Graff, “601: Master of Her Domain… Name,” This American Life
As protection for his eyes, he wears a green celluloid visor of the type once worn by accountants, copy editors, and other who spend their days poring over small print.
— Wall text for Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait, 1938
Pay attention to me I’m inconsolable!
— Tracy Jordan, “Succession,” 30 Rock
I can’t believe double Ds opened up here and up there and they’re both new!
— Lily on new Dunkin’ Donuts locations in our neighborhood
Is it mine if I add some yellow?
— B. D. Graft
Bike seat.
— Lily
Forgive me, I’ve had a lot to drink, but sometimes I fantasize about someone coming to my house and organizing all my papers.
— Sid after half a cup of wine mixed with water
Already voted.
— Jack