You're not going to photograph it?
— David on me not initially photographing the unwrapping of his gift (potentially paraphrased)
After a brief negotiation, we agreed that for $2,000, it could stay forever.
— Nathan Fielder, S2 E3: "Pet Store/Maid Service," Nathan For You
Paper creates this standardized clock at which archivists can work.
— Hilde on paper's known lifespan vs digital (potentially paraphrased)
I paid for it.
— Man with Rhode Island license plate GOD444
It was around this time that the brightest students of hustle university made an important discovery, which is that capital always outpaces the value of labor.
— Brad Troemel, "the hustle report"
Last shot if it goes in.
— Lily
The transfer of these functions from the church to the state was more than just a matter of relocating record books from the parish church to the local mayor's office. As the deputies understood, registration of major life events was a ritual that identified individuals with the insitution that guaranteed their identity.
— Jeremy D. Popkin, A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution (I heard "identified" as "tied the")
It would read 200,000 books and then find the one sentance in 200,000 books that best answered your question.... But I was also able to take it and not go through 200,000 books, but go through a book that I'd put together which is basically everything my father had written.
— Ray Kurzweil, "Ray Kurzweil: Singularity, Superintelligence, and Immortality | Lex Fridman Podcast #321"
Since the last meeting of the Estates General had been in 1614-1615, there was no institutional memory of how deputies should be chosen and what procedures they should follow.
— Jeremy D. Popkin, A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution
Massiveness does not require long descriptions.
— Halim*
The blunt truth of Barabási’s work is that success isn’t really about the performer. Quite the contrary: Success is defined by the audience.
— Ian Thomsen and Lia Petronio, "Why there are no more Van Goghs," News@Northeastern
Are you allowed to watch that?
— Lily hearing me listen to a fast paced cowboy banjo sounding video of a frog riding a turtle on wheels
Please be sure to put your post cards in the mailbox.
— Wedding MC
Did you hear the news? My discount folding business just bought a discount packaging business.
— Lily
Designer Stew
— Stew label
That was a miss reading. As Putin himself later acknowledged, the primary purpose of the amendment had not been to prolong his time in power, althought that remained a possibility, but to prevent him becoming a lame duck.
— Philip Short, Putin
Life was from its begining a picture magazine managed by former writers, not by photographers. The publication's photographers, it has been said, were more like a thesaurus than authors.
— Brett Abbot, Engaged Observers
Differences between the generations were more pronounced in Russia than in Western Europe or America because the change of system after the collapse of communist rule in 1991 had been total. Putin's concern, however, was less with the behaviour of younger people – a tolerance which may have stemmed from his memories of his own truculent youth – than with their lack of a sense of national identity. He complained of their 'appalling' ignorance of their country's past and quoted his favourite historian, Vasily Klyuchevsky: '“History doesn't teach anything, but it punishes those who haven't learnt their lessons.”
— Philip Short, Putin
As flat as the surface of the Earth.
— Niels*
Myths aren't stories about things that happened in the deep past that are largely irrelevant. Myths are stories about perennial or pertinent patterns.
— John Vervaeke, "John Vervaeke: Meaning Crisis, Atheism, Religion & the Search for Wisdom | Lex Fridman Podcast #317"