Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Knowing the labor that went into it, if the idea can’t hold up the effort.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Gotta catch a nap while it's hot.
— Lily in a text
Monday, October 29, 2018
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
Sunday, October 28, 2018
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
Saturday, October 27, 2018
He was, as Stalin was later to say to the Yugoslavs, insubordinate, but a winner.
— Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story
Friday, October 26, 2018
A piano with three giant keys.
— Lily's great sculpture idea
Thursday, October 25, 2018
It's like riding a bike I havn't learned yet.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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."
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Genealogy is a contact sport.
— Curtis Rogers, "Genetic Genealogy," 60 Minutes
Monday, October 22, 2018
The world will little note, nor long remember.
— Abe Lincoln, "Gettysburg Address," Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
Sunday, October 21, 2018
I didn't know I'd be good at it, but it just felt right you know?
— Lily on Birdly®
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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
Friday, October 19, 2018
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
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Do you ever interupt a dentist when he's drilling?
— Bartender at Oscar Wilde while making a Cemetery Gates
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
sarahsheehy1 Are u not famous
blakeokoons Sadly I am not
— Comments on @blakeokoons' photo from May 28
Monday, October 15, 2018
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
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Can you imagine a pigeon floating like a duck? I would lose my mind.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
"Nixon," Kissinger reports, "approved the recommendations while incongruously holding a bowling ball."
— Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography
Friday, October 12, 2018
Do you think they thought it was good?
— Jason on some "bad" design from the '90s I think is "good"