Let it be.
— Shaggy & The Beatles Mashup, “Let It Be Me”
He could not stretch his Hand beyond his Body? If he could, then he would put his Arm, where there was before Space without Body.
— John Lock, “Simple Modes of Space”
I read merely to understand their meaning, and they well repaid my labours.
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
You love a fantasy compound image you have made.
— P. Adams Sitney
No, I don’t think that’s necessarily true.
— Scottie, Vertigo
For all my sweat, my blood runs weak.
— Mumford & Sons, “Below My Feet”
We are no longer able to recognize our true bearing and cannot see the forest because of the trees.
— Gottfried Semper, Prospectus
I would do it or remain silent.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
The previous faith on my part in your liking’s existence is in such cases what makes your liking come.
— William James, The Will To Believe
I wonder if it remembers me.
— Steve Zissou, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Self-consciousness is necessarily a part of creation and criticism.
— Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
Duality is at the heart of truth.
— Lucia Allais
Guilt is also one of the great themes in all art.
— Donald Spoto, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
Viollet-le-Duc was afraid of nothing.
— Sir John Summerson, “Viollet-le-Duc and the Rational Point of View”
Who died and made you Einstein?
— Valentine McKee, Tremors
You can’t waste a minute of it.
— Mr. Harper, Friends With Benefits
I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.
— Batman, The Dark Knight
The industrial product has become the folklore of the age of communications.
— Beatriz Colomina, “L'Espirit Nouveau: Architecture and Publicite,” Architecture Reproduction
That Freud stuff’s a bunch of hooey.
— John Ballantine, Spellbound
If you think too hard about how to kiss someone you are bound to make a mess of it.
— Terry Eagleton, The Significance of Theory