It's meaningless even in Chinese.
— Max translating something Taylor's mom bought in China
Incessant joining of event and composition...It's events are becoming artistic sources even as they comand his present attention. Instead of allowing each day, pushed back by the next, to lapse into imprecise memory, he shapes again the experiences which have shaped him... In turn, the process of reshaping experience becoems a part of his life, another of its recurrent events, like rising or sleeping.
— Richard Ellmann, James Joyce: Revised Edition
Did you get it where they just know what you want?... pretty good.
— Guy who thought I hadn't ordered at breakfast sandiwch cart
Real rappers is hard to find, like a remote...
Control...
— Common, "Get Em High"
Not tht documentation has not great dignity and value; it has; and as good 'poetry' can be extracted from it as from living itself: but the documentation is not of itself either poetry or music and it is not, of itself, of any value equivalent to theirs. So that, if you share the naturalist's regard for the 'real,' but have this regard for it on a plane which your mind brings it level in value at least to music and poetry, which in turn you value as highly as anything on earth, it is important that your representation of 'reality' does not sag into, or become one with, naturalism; and in so far as it does, you have sinned.
— James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Suggesting that prosecutors had inadvertently pasted text from a similar court filing into the wrong document and then filed it.
— Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt, "Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal," The New York Times
No composite images.
— Slide*
Last year I was 23 and this year I turned 73. 50 years, just gone in a minute.
— Customer to bank teller at 75th and Lex
Back to the future?... Another day at the office... Heigh ho heigh ho back to work I go... This was the summer I never went swimming. We had 15 weekends and it always rained. I call it the summer that never was... It's a good day for a bottle of wine a basket of fruit and stay in bed.
— Oyster Rides taxi driver on way back from Coral after printing McGlue
That's what art is. Peanut butter and jelly. You just gotta mix up the bread. Put it on rice cakes, it's art! Put it on saltines, it's art!
— Lily
Andy Warhold sucks. Lets go.
— Person in the Whitney Shop
I just came into some big seed money.
— Lily using words from Succession but refering to bird seed
His bodyguards proposed using dynamite to silence the frogs, which were croaking away happily in a reedy pond. The plan was not carried out, because it was assumed that Mao's stay at Xibaipo was going to be short.
— Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story
We are down to 3 books left…
— Lauri
There's pros. And I wanna be one of em.
— Ray, Mid90s
“Instead of being headquartered in one place and moving to a second headquarters, Amazon is going to be, and be thought of as, everywhere.... The word ‘headquarters’ is a nontechnical, nonlegal term, but it plays well in the press to talk like this,” Mr. O’Kelley said.
— David Streitfeld, "Was Amazon’s Headquarters Contest a Bait-and-Switch? Critics Say Yes," The New York Times
They probably have so many fences.
— Lily on National Rent-A-Fence*
Mao introduced a special "Social Relationship" form: "Tell everyone to write down every single social relationship of any kind [our italics]."
— Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story
And if you don't ask you don't get.
— Henry
It's very convinient to have a tap inthe apartment
— Kelly*