There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride and exultancy. It lays its hand upon a man’s bowels; he grows drunk with ecstasy; he grows young and full of glory, he feels that he can never die.
― Walt Whitman (The Brooklyn Eagle, c1847)
Colonisation is not a celebration.
– Emily van der Nagel
What would be a new form factor, new design, new capabilities for another 10 years? And the engineering team has come up with something truly revolutionary, truly radical and this product is so cool.
– Phil Schiller, unveiling the new Mac Pro (WWDC 2013) (watch the video)
LEFOU: No beast alive stands a chance against you. —And no girl, for that matter.
GASTON: It’s true, Lefou. And I’ve got my sights set on that one.
LEFOU: The inventor’s daughter?
GASTON: She’s the one – the lucky girl I’m going to marry.
LEFOU: But she’s –
GASTON: The most beautiful girl in town.
LEFOU: I know, but –
GASTON: That makes her the best. And don’t I deserve the best?
– Beauty and the Beast (1991) (watch the clip)
Pizza is more than just food; it’s a genuine physical and spiritual pleasure. Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza.
– Andrew W.K.
Yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now.
– Virginia Woolf, The Waves
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An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … ARE YOU GETTING IT?
– Steve Jobs, unveiling the iPhone (Macworld Expo 2007) (watch the video)