Western tradition is top heavy.
— Shanna Yarbrough
New York is full of rich people, money, and wine. You just have to learn how to not take too much or you'll get shut down.
— Ottessa Moshfegh, McGlue
When I say shoot, pass.
— Sid on title of story
Well tell me Scott, how does it feel like not having melodies popping into your head?
— Alma Deutscher to Scott Pelley, “Alma Deutscher,” 60 Minutes
Making things appealing to other things.
— Uriel Cidor on making books look good to fit in with other books on a shelf, presents it as a high or pure or absurd goal
I'm really enjoying life.
— 89 year old man who stopped to talk to Lily and me as we ate our Sweetgreen’s on the stoop of 15 E 62nd St.
It's not even that good.
— Lily on a paperweight at The Met, New England Glass Company (1818-88), East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1850-80, Glass, Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1983, 1983.506.1
Like a marshmallow stuck under the rug.
— Lily on my chest hair
The hundredth is as fresh, as absurd, and as thought provoking as the first…. big time publisher…. big time cuttlefish…. poetry bag… grocery bag…
— Oliver Sacks on mishearings, “Oliver Sacks: A Journey From Where to Where,” Radiolab
Ryan has, however, found comfort in torturing Boehner: The speaker inherited his predecessor’s security detail, and whereas Boehner demanded they be freshly shaven every day, Ryan let them grow unruly beards—pictures of which are often texted to their former boss, code name “Tan Man.”
— Tim Alberta, “John Boehner Unchained,” POLITICO via “Drunk John Boehner Unloads on Conservatives, Lets Slip Private Conversations with George W. Bush About Paul Ryan’s Incapabilities,” Breitbart
— price of Nose Peak
These are my two hookers.
— Mason on the two hooks on either side of a small bungee cord
Hey, let’s laugh.
— Mason
What happened?
— Mason on art
100 acres.
— Phi
Socialist rent.
— Abby Kelly
It seemed like any occasion, or no occasion at all, was reason for a fiesta.
— Narrator “John Steinbeck,” Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum
Isabella, I hope you get an A in your class.
— Maître d' of The Sardine Factory on the phone describing restaurant operations to Isabella
For regulars.
— Waitress at Joe’s in Santa Barbara on shot glasses in display cases with plaques underneath
Why are you so proud of yourself?
— Mason to Steph (both on FaceTime)