"It seems like something that could easily be misconstrued," he said, adding, "In a world without any discrimination, understanding human behavior is a noble goal, but we don't live in that world."
— Pam Belluck quoting Steven Reilly, "Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’," The New York Times
Pope Francis told the crowd he was stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes.
— Sylvia Poggioli, NPR
Ike's unusual ability to think like his superiors paid dividends.
— Jean Edward Smith, Eisenhower: In War and Peace
I kind of like things that play you.
— David
So we start fighting all of that by doing error correcting codes and... there's this whole set of technology about how you work with unreliable systems.
— John Carmack, "Joe Rogan Experience #1342 - John Carmack"
As it happened, he had become interested in democratic constitutions and over the holidays had read all then in force.
— William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
It's the placebo that works.
— A*
There is a universal sameness in the emotions of men.
— Douglas MacArthur, via William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
Oh hi, I was about to reach out to you.
— Lily picking up the phone after I lost her in Target
What could possibly be so interesting?
— Lily as I stop to take a photo of a porch railing
A number of issues around the artist's book have been vigorously debated. Some of the major themes under examination have been:... 3. Where to put the apostrophe.
— "Artist's book," Wikipedia
Cotton over wire.
— Wall text for Carol Eckert, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
At West Point he had been told to regard rivers and oceans as obstacles along which men could dig in, forming lines or resistance. At Annapolis, he knew, midshipmen were taugh that streams and seas were highways.
— William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
“During most of human existence, facts have been hard to pin down and most of knowledge was oral history, rumor and received wisdom,” said Scott Brown, a prominent California bookseller. “We have spent our whole lives in a fact-based world and while that seems how things ought to be, it may prove to have been a temporary aberration.” Mr. Brown noted that the news was now mostly digital. “Who can really say what an article really said when it was published? There’s rarely a printed — and therefore hard-to-change — version to refer back to,” he said. “The past is becoming unmoored and unreliable.”
— David Streitfeld, "Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite," The New York Times
The question confuses many protesters, many of whom had no idea about the symbol’s racist connotations elsewhere in the world. They just like him.
— Daniel Victor, "Hong Kong Protesters Love Pepe the Frog. No, They’re Not Alt-Right," The New York Times
Created from people who have donated their bodies for Plastination.
— "BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life"
The General asked: "Why is it, Mr. President, that you frequently inquire my opinion regarding the social reforms under consideration,... but pay little attention to my view on the military?" His host replied: "Douglas, I don't bring these questions up for your advice but for your reactions. To me, you are the symbol of the concience of the American people."
— William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
Woolly mammoths.
— M*
The vaulted design of the Sean Collier Memorial embodies structural principlesi in its material configuration and symbolizes generosity as service. This didactic visualization of forces is consistent with MIT's ethos of openness and transparency, while the idea that all five walls are needed to achieve a stable form is symbolic of a community coalescing to commemorate a loss.
— J. Meejin Yoon, Office Sean Collier Memorial description
During his infancy Indians attacked his father's troops with bows and arrows; in his last years—when he proposed that war be outlawed—superpowers were brandishing nuclear weapons.
— William Manchester, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964