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
You’re on it and it’s cool because it goes for miles and you’re like “people built this?” but then you think people built everything.
— Lily on The Great Wall of China
It means sixth born.
— AT&T Building guard on his name
Ballerina ninja or the Pope.
— IT Alex on Halloween plans
There’s just so many things
That I can touch, I’m torn.
— Natalie Imbruglia, “Torn”
You’re laughing way too hard.
— Helen
The drone struggled to decide whether a minaret was an architectural feature or an armed man.
— Matthew Rosenberg and John Markoff, “The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own,” The New York Times
Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you.
— Ed Ruscha, They Called Her Styrene, Etc.
— Diorama at The Natural History Museum
But you’re my schnook.
— Tommy’s mom (Nancy, was maried to Buckley)
I can still shovel and work with the best of them,” he said. “I am enjoying the heck out of this.
— Mr. Shoemaker via Christopher Farrell, “Migrant Workers in Recreational Vehicles,” The New York Times