— Lily on Giacometti
Moulded bricks
— Title of explanatory wall panel at the National Museum of Denmark
The so-called "tromp l'oeil" genre is typical of the Baroque era with its interest in witty illusionism, metaphor, and allegory. The genre was popular with princes and heads of states throughout Europe. The works were good conversation pieces when entertaining dignitaries from abroad.
— Wall text at Statens Museum for Kunst
“If you spend your whole life studying the worms that live on nodules, then you get very attached to that,” Mr. Lodge said.
— Eric Lipton, "Secret Data, Tiny Islands and a Quest for Treasure on the Ocean Floor," The New York Times
“Both Israel and another country are working to make Iranian clouds not rain,” Brig. Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali, a senior official in the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps, said in a 2018 speech.
— Alissa J. Rubin, "Cloud Wars: Mideast Rivalries Rise Along a New Front," The New York Times
— Eritech Lightning Event Counter inside of beam at the top of Loen Skylift
Never take an unnecessary chance just to get a good photo.
— Bullet point on sign at Storsæterfossen
We’re both urologists.
— Spanish couple that we hitchhiked partway down the road with
— Group of people after someone said "hip hip" (repeated a few times)
Which is roughly the poundage of three babies.
— Simen on a big bible at the Nordic Bible Museum
How do we relate to death?
— Wall text, "TO DIE," Munch Museum
So we could find it one day or lead someone else here.
— Note Lily wrote describing the page numbers she added in the book where she wrote a note, part of the exhibit "I Call it Art," Oslo's New National Museum of Art
We drive through all triangles.
— Jonah Hill, War Dogs
If you don't die properly all the time, well it's cancerous outgrouths and like it's a very fine balance between productivity on the biological front and the culling of that, right. Life is a real balance between growth and death.
— Jordan Peterson, "Jordan Peterson: Life, Death, Power, Fame, and Meaning | Lex Fridman Podcast #313"
A modern clock that displays time through literary quotes every minute.
— "Author Clock: A Novel Way To Tell Time," Indiegogo
Putin, he remembered, always spoke so quietly that his interlocutor had to make an effort to hear what he was saying. In one sense, this was an aspect of his obsessive self-control, he almost never raised his voice no matter how angry he was, but like his chronic lateness, it was also a way to put the other party psychologically at a disadvantage.
— Philip Short, Putin
When you go through the Hall of Fame of cultural transgression, what you'll find is that each bad boy and girl rests their claim of transgression not necessarily on the work itself, but on the censorship of that work as evidence. In the public's mind, transgression doesn't lead to censorship so much as being censored is what leads to being considered transgressive.
— Brad Troemel, "the KAYFABE report"
You are right that people smell bullshit, but here's the thing. If you come in smelling like goat shit, you still smell, but you don't smell like bullshit so they don't count you out right away... One of the secret sauces of CIA, when you look and act like a spy, people think you're a spy, if you look and act in any other way, you know what they never ever think you are, a spy. They might think you're an idiot, they might think your trailer trash, they might think you're a migrant worker, but they never think you're a spy... If you're trying to take your boss's job, as long as you don't ever look like the employee who's trying to take the boss's job, the boss is focused on all the employees who are trying to take his job. Everybody's prioritizing whether they know it or not, the goal is to just not be the one they’re targeting... When they meet you, they put you in a bin, and if you want to avoid being put in a particular bin... just show some kind of characteristics that bin you in some other way.
— Andrew Bustamante, "Andrew Bustamante: CIA Spy | Lex Fridman Podcast #310"
A blue stenciled sign on the side of the building stated "Citizens: during artillery barrages, this side of the street is more dangerous." Beneath it was a white marble plaque stating that the sign had been preserved to commemorate the heroism of Leningraders during the blockade. It was actually a replica. Similar signs warning that the northern side of the streets should be avoided because the German battery was up to the southern side of the city, had been put up in several districts to remind the younger generation of what their elders had been through during the war.
— Philip Short, Putin
Jimmy Hoffa.
— Dillon