Your menus would go on into the menu collection, and your name would be stripped from them, and you wouldn't live on into the future.
— Thomas the librarian in NYPL's Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Room
David and Cecil Rosenthal, brothers in their 50s...“They were what we call ‘shomerim,’ people who guard the religion even for the rest of us who don’t go all the time,” said Mr. Solomon, who is related to the brothers by marriage.
— Simon Romero, Jennifer Medina and Timothy Williams, "Tree of Life Synagogue Victims Remembered as Guardians of Their Faith," The New York Times
He was, as Stalin was later to say to the Yugoslavs, insubordinate, but a winner.
— Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story
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