"You never know who is going to lunge from the bushes and throw a canvas bag over your heart." — Sarah Hepola
What's the best sentence you read this week?
- By popular demand, let's do this again. (See last week's here: branch.com →)
“I went to public schools where someone with a high degree of originality nicknamed me ‘Fatty,’ then to Santa Clara college where I matriculated in football, glee and avoirdupois" - Fatty Arbuckle to Photoplay, 1919
"To reread what you loved most at a particular moment is to risk the possibility that you might love it less, and I want to keep my memories undegraded."
— a highway he had been using for 15 years — and suddenly not recognize where he was, or even if he was heading in the right direction."
“I move up in the line and none of the other women say a thing until a clerk walks by and says 'Sir, this room’s for women only,' so I whisper sorry and walk away and put everything back.”
According to one US officer, when a Kachin leader was asked how he was so certain of the kill count, he responded by dumping a bamboo tube of dry ears on the table. “Divide by two,” he said. therumpus.net
"When your life is besieged, the music is therapy, vicarious mastery in a world where you control virtually nothing, least of all the fate of your body. I had a friend in middle school who would play Rakim every morning because he knew there was a good chance that he would be jumped en route to or from school by the various crews that roamed the area. But, in his mind, the mask of rap machismo made him too many for them." - Ta-Nehisi Coates
(Yes, those are three sentences. I'm cheating.)
"I will never stop trying to figure out why my father responded to this particular stress in the way he did – and I know I will never actually understand it. But the NIH did not kill him, and the prosecutors did not kill Swartz. They killed themselves."
(Hi I'm also cheating, but holy cow this whole thing is SO GOOD!)
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