Why are you so proud of yourself?
— Mason to Steph (both on FaceTime)
So I took that to mean I could order a new one every 30 days.
— Matt on Capital One saying to select a photo you like because you can’t change it for 30 days
Reverse that.
— Brad Pitt, Ocean’s Eleven
People get tired by the repetition of their own problems.
— Sid on therapy
Seeing pigeons with very few toes walking down the street with no problem gives me hope
You don’t need all your toes
Just keep at it
Ya know
— series of texts from Lily
One of the things we hear all the time is how great it is to run on grass. So we just said what if you actually married fake grass on the bottom of your shoe, and its, its not a real shoe.
— John Hoke, “How Nike Designs for an N.B.A. Athlete,” video, The New York Times
Maybe we’ll just eat at home.
— Lily
I’ve just got a plate of crackers and cheese and I’m going to go over there to eat it. Do you want to join us.
— Patrick (Judy’s great work friend)
Sand up, Stand up. Stand up and give us a speech.
— Sid to himself after a round of “Happy Birthday”
It is. But there’s an enormously exhilarating part of it.
— Karl Marinates, “07: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969),” The Vietnam War
I usually don't, but I've also been accused of being able to paint a house in a tux and not get it dirty.
— Man taking Bookbinding II A (lives in NJ with a wood shop, former physicist then engineer at Bell Labs then other places)
from “every angle”
— Email from A & S (Arnie and Sheila) about how Lily and I looked great dancing
No you have it.
— Man letting me have the last everything bagel at the small bodega near The Center For Book Arts
Cool guy.
— Moshe Pfefferman, “Cool Guy,” Transparent
California wash.
— name of solvent
It’s the shadow.
— Dr. Hayashi on blood vessels I can see as he checks with a bright light
I like it when you people are around.
— Bude
When you’re born you’re not given an age. You’re a baby.
— Sid
What a sight. A small frog hopping through a pool of blood that’s issuing from the head of a Viet Cong, lying on the green grassy lawn of the U.S. embassy.
— Don North ABC News, “06: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968),” The Vietnam War
Getting killed is forever. And, that was something that I had known theoretically but I now understood particularly.
— Harrison, “04: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967),” The Vietnam War