A piano with three giant keys.
— Lily's great sculpture idea
It's like riding a bike I havn't learned yet.
— Lily
Mao simply collapsed the distinction between reading about stirring events and actually living through cataclysm.
— Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story, on Mao "when we look at history we adore the times of [war] when dramas happen one after another... which makes reading about them great fun... Human nature loves sudden swift changes."
Genealogy is a contact sport.
— Curtis Rogers, "Genetic Genealogy," 60 Minutes
The world will little note, nor long remember.
— Abe Lincoln, "Gettysburg Address," Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
I didn't know I'd be good at it, but it just felt right you know?
— Lily on Birdly®
They both gave, I think that's the thing.
— Lily on "Fruit and Other Things" by Lenka Clayton and John Rubin, and "8th Street Water Cube" by Matthew Manzo, GBBN
This one has caught the imagination of the world, unfortunately.
— Trump via "In Shift on Khashoggi Killing, Trump Edges Closer to Acknowledging a Saudi Role," The New York Times
Do you ever interupt a dentist when he's drilling?
— Bartender at Oscar Wilde while making a Cemetery Gates
We don't say "do you understand the Mozart"... we don't ask "do you understand a daiquiri."
— Jerry Saltz, Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, Smithsonian American Art Museum
sarahsheehy1 Are u not famous
blakeokoons No
blakeokoons Sadly I am not
— Comments on @blakeokoons' photo from May 28
Which is to say that becoming the nation’s leading retailer does not guarantee immortality, at least not beyond architecture.
— The Editorial Board, "How Sears Was the Amazon of Its Day," The New York Times
Can you imagine a pigeon floating like a duck? I would lose my mind.
— Lily
"Nixon," Kissinger reports, "approved the recommendations while incongruously holding a bowling ball."
— Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography
Do you think they thought it was good?
— Jason on some "bad" design from the '90s I think is "good"
Found a patron.
— Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography
Something between an epitome and a parody.
— Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography
In politics as in porn, everything now has to be kinda keyword searchable. So everybody has to fall into some sort of niche and if you're not doing it yourself then someone else is going to do it for you.
— Jon Ronson, "Joe Rogan Experience #995 - Jon Ronson"
There's no value to reaching across the aisle. There is no currency for that, there is no incentive.
— Jeff Flake, 60 Minutes
Skittish fish asking a genie for a wish.
— Phrase from dinner party game "poop smoothie"