The craftsman is forced to come to terms with the physical properties of materials, the mechanical properties of tools, and the real capacity and limits of his own dexterity, discipline and imagination.
— Peter Korn, Why We Make Things And Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman
The story ends with these words: “Amid the seeming confusion of our mysterious world, individuals are so nicely adjusted to a system, and the systems to one another and to a whole, that by stepping aside for a moment, a man exposes himself to a fearful risk of losing his place forever.
— Jorge Luis Borges, An Introduction to American Literature
Thus in order to learn the art of prose he read, forgot, and reconstructed the essays of Addison.
— Jorge Luis Borges, An Introduction to American Literature
Were you generous with your thoughts?
— Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, TC Open House
It looks like a pool of vomit from far away.
— Editor
It’s ok, don’t worry bro.
— Man on subway who was in a verbal argument with another man but cooled off after 30 minutes of being stuck in a non-moving train.
Sid the 87 year old kid.
— Sidney
It won’t take 4 minutes to get there.
— Helen on going to our meeting
I feel like it’s the most efficient way to get altitude.
— Lily on stairs
I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you.
Monsters Inc. credits
The phrase was given new popularity in 1937: in a well publicized case, violinist David Rubinoff was accused of inviting a young woman to his hotel room to view some French etchings, but instead seducing her.
— “"Etchings" euphemism,” Etching, Wikipedia
*Gasp,* I would dance for that building.
— Lily on Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University
Nice job.
Just whistle… Catch me on the old horn.
— Sidney
Sick Day
You’re going to pick up sticks.
— Donald Trump Says “China,” Huffington Post
Crows are just people too.
— Lily
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That’s the quote of the day right there! ‘Love doesn’t have a time zone.’
— Akshay