"Sometimes, I sit alone under the stars
and think of the galaxies inside my
heart, and truly wonder if anyone will
ever want to make sense of all that
"You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, someone not everyone knows how to love."
"So you’re born in the capital of the world and you can never escape. And that’s how it is because that’s how everyone wants it to be. It is all about want. No one needs anything here. It is about when you wake up in the morning and the snow is already coming down and it’s bright between the buildings where the sun falls but already dark where the shadows are. And it’s all about the want. What do you want? Because if you don’t want something you’ve got nothing. You are adrift. You’re washed away and then buried under the snow and shadows. And when in the spring the snow melts, no one will remember where you were frozen and buried. And you will no longer be anywhere."
"Political science – a misnomer from the get-go (and I say that with a PhD in it) – is terrified of human nature, individual character, the unknowable biographical and psychological factors that bear down on any leader’s decisions, and anything that, effectively, cannot be quantified. But a huge amount of human behavior cannot be quantified. Which is why I often thought, as I sat through another stats class, that we’d do better to study Shakespeare than mere regressions to the mean."
Drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day reduces the chances of cirrhosis of the liver by 80%
Drinking more than 4 cups of whisky a day makes you God.