I deserve to be able to see and treat everyone with empathy.
— Shane Rocheleau
There would be something missing if, after stacking the naked men, you coudn't take a picture of them.
— Susan Sontag, "Regarding the Torture of Others"
In May, Mr. Xi told the Politburo, the party’s top 25 officials, that Westerners often wrongly viewed China as just a modern nation-state. “They don’t view China from the vantage point of over 5,000 years of civilization,” he said, using an often-used but disputed dating of its origins, “so it’s hard for them to truly understand China’s past, present and future.”
— Chris Buckley, Vivian Wang and Joy Dong, "One Nation Under Xi: How China’s Leader Is Remaking Its Identity," The New York Times
Do you need any help?
— Person driving by as my mom, my dad, Lily, and I were looking at a praying mantis on the road at the end of a walk around the neighborhood
I could have sat down and slid off like a worm.
— Dad on what he could have done rather than jumping off the file cabinet
An A.M. Eatery
— Snooze™ catchphrase
Enjoy the magic of the movies.
— Ticket guy, who has been there since it was Palazzo, as he took our tickets at B&B Theatres Overland Park 16
Give up the charade that you care about these things and just make your funny shapes.
— @dank.lloyd.wright
The Second Directory added two new taxes, one on luxuries that fell primarily on the rich and one based on counting the doors and windows in buildings, a rough measure of property value.
— Jeremy D. Popkin, A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution
It was cool that people could draw their own meaning from a business that was just there to make money.
— Nathan Fielder, S2 E5: "Dumb Starbucks," Nathan For You
If you work without a system the only safety is insignificance.
— Lewis Day, Pattern Design
Banana Pudding
— Tricycle Ice Cream sandwich
You’re sniffing like it’s two for one Saturdays.
— Lily
You're not going to photograph it?
— David on me not initially photographing the unwrapping of his gift (potentially paraphrased)
After a brief negotiation, we agreed that for $2,000, it could stay forever.
— Nathan Fielder, S2 E3: "Pet Store/Maid Service," Nathan For You
Paper creates this standardized clock at which archivists can work.
— Hilde on paper's known lifespan vs digital (potentially paraphrased)
I paid for it.
— Man with Rhode Island license plate GOD444
It was around this time that the brightest students of hustle university made an important discovery, which is that capital always outpaces the value of labor.
— Brad Troemel, "the hustle report"
Last shot if it goes in.
— Lily
The transfer of these functions from the church to the state was more than just a matter of relocating record books from the parish church to the local mayor's office. As the deputies understood, registration of major life events was a ritual that identified individuals with the insitution that guaranteed their identity.
— Jeremy D. Popkin, A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution (I heard "identified" as "tied the")