“I have broken more Elton John records. He seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really, we do it without, like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical – the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth, right? The brain. More important than the mouth is the brain. The brain is much more important.”
— Donald Trump, 7/5/18 in Montana
“Obviously, we all understand the importance of this presidential race. I would just ask everybody this: Can this country afford to have a president under investigation by the FBI? Think of the trauma that would do to this country.”
— Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), criticizing Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally on November 1, 2016.
“My experience is what I agree to attend to.”
— William James
“I’m a millennial, so I don’t like labels.”
— Tomi Lahren
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
“I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared – I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability….. I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit.”
– Holly Butcher (1990-2018)
Holly was a 27-year-old Australian woman who passed away January 4th from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer in and around the bones. Here full letter can be found here on Facebook, where it has garnered more than 130,000 shares and 182,000 reactions.
“What is freely asserted is freely dismissed”
– Common 19th century Latin proverb
“Now goddess, child of Zeus,
Tell the old story for our modern times.
Find the beginning.”
– Homer, translated by Emily Wilson, The Odyssey
“I often think that the best way to liberate Iran is just to drop Nintendo consoles from the air.”
– Salman Rushdie
After Salman Rushdie went into hiding because the Supreme Leader of Iran placed a fatwah on him for publishing The Satanic Verses, he spent much of his time playing Super Mario World. The full story is at Eurogamer.