July 27, 2012
“There’s just something about the British character that isn’t good at getting all excited about something like the Olympics. You have this thing in America of being all gung-ho and saying, ‘Oh, this is going to be great,’ and ‘Yes, we can.’ But we’re not like that. We say, ‘Well, yes, we might. It rather depends on the weather.’ ”
-“In London, Olympic Games are being staged on a more intimate scale,” The Washington Post, 7/26/12
July 25, 2012
As dairy products go, cheese reigns supreme. Milk is just a whitish liquid that reminds you that you are not yet mature enough to live alone. At first, you make an effort to drink it. But soon you slip.
“I am pretty sure I read a New York Times article that said this wasn’t necessary,” you mutter to yourself, and you decide to forget it. (The same thing happened to yoga and marriage.)
Then you open the refrigerator weeks later, and there it is, frantically scrawling equations all over the egg cartons. The eggs have been there so long that they hatched, led full lives and died.
“Hey,” the milk says. “I expired two months ago! Don’t throw me away! I’m sentient now, and I think I’ve developed a soul.”
Contrast this with cheese. When cheese goes bad, it just grows more cheese.
-“Blessed are the Cheesemakers,” ComPost blog 7/24/12, Alexandra Petri
July 21, 2012
We want people to go in without the complications that make them human.
– the Atlantic
July 12, 2012
“Eddie was struck again by his gratitude for her–it was scary to have someone to love, but it was also very fine.”
-The Waste Lands
July 8, 2012
George: “You’re very sarcastic for a vicar.”
Chaplain: “Yeah, so people tell me, and I feel really bad about it, but then, you know… I forgive myself.”
-“Bad Moon Rising,” Being Human, S1E6
July 6, 2012
He never provided Officer Hayes’s boys with false hope. He never promised miracles. But as each minute ticket by, as those three little boys tried to cope with the swirl of what was happening, he provided them with the thing they perhaps needed most–a friend who, as if by accident, also happened to be the mayor.
– Prayer for the City
July 5, 2012
“Weddings are like sunsets: the romance of a moment. Marriage is the sea into which that red sun sets.”
-Reverend McDonough, The Decoy Bride