I presented him with a tape measure I had mounted on a plaque.
— Barack Obama on gift he gave to Bill McRaven referencing the use of a Navy Seal who laid down on the floor as a reference to measure the height of Osama bin Laden after he had been killed, A Promised Land
David Snydacker posted an update.
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That was all any of us could expect from democracy. Especially in big, multi-ethnic, multi-religious socieities like India and the United States. Not revolutionary leaps or major cultural overhauls. Not a fix for every social pathology or lasting answers for those in search of purpose and meaning in their lives.
— Barack Obama, A Promised Land
Me at my final reviews: this project blurs the line between interior and exterior
— @dank.lloyd.wright
It states the opinion that it thinks that there's a loop there. If you disagree with our algorithm though, you're right and the algorithm is wrong and that's kind of my fundamental philisophical view on the matter.
— Erez Lieberman Aiden, "2017 - Future of Genomic Medicine - Erez Lieberman Aiden," YouTube
I'd spent my entire political career promoting civic participation as a cure for much of what ailed our democracy. I could hardly complain, I told myself, just because it was opposition to my agenda that was now spurring such passionate citizen involvment.
— Barack Obama, A Promised Land
And realized they were being sincere. Much like the traders in the Santelli video, these Wall Street executives genuinely felt picked on. It wasn't just a ploy.
— Barack Obama, A Promised Land
Or we can just buy some loose leaf turkey or whatever you call it.
— Lily
When my Grandpa came over for dinner one night I asked him to do this math problem and he accepted. What he first did was read the problem. Then his next step was to ask for a protractor.
— "Exploration of Problem-Solving Methods," old schoolwork
But rather by the need to justify the choices I had already made, or to satisfy my ego, or to quell my envy of those who had achieved what I had not.
— Barack Obama, A Promised Land
The "real issue," as John Kerrigan, the man who forbade Ted from speaking, put it, "is that those who can escape escape."
— Neal Gabler, Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour
I'm not tearing the subject down, I'm trying to build it up in the most perverse way possible so the viewer can take that next step on their own.
— Brad Troemel, "The "Is This Real?" Report"
He was always looking for the "big" picture, an important subject which would help make the pictures he painted of it important, lift them above the level of his ordinary work.
— Tom Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator
Before the war there wasn't a break between the past and the present as there is now. Everything was sort of now—both past and present were one, a single unit.
— Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator
“It’ll be a lot easier to push Trumpism without Trump,” Coulter predicted.
— Gabrielle Reyes, "Ann Coulter: What America Wants Is ‘Trumpism without Trump’," Breitbart
I don't hold that many paintings precious... I think that switch happened when I realized that everything takes up space.
— Henry Nuhn
Maybe people don't change radically, but the surface of things does.
— Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator
As Story observed, "What is the grave to Us, but a thin barrier dividing Time from Eternity."
— Melissa Banta, The Art of Commemoration and America's First Rural Cemetery
My ideal audience is often like my brother or my dad, who like, these are people who will not go to an art museum if it costs one dollar, but if you show them a piece of art that they like, they will respond to it.
— Brian McMullen
The living thing and the outside world are interdependent. Life could not, in Just's mind, be "only a struggle against the surroundings from which life came,"... Kropotkin's theory, with its concept of harmony, was in Just's view preferable to Darwin's idea of the struggle for existence.
— Kenneth R. Manning, Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just