The best sentences we read today

April 26, 2013

  "Gerwig, who is twenty-nine, also has a precise, literate mind, but she is more buoyant, and sometimes has the air, not uncommon among her contemporaries, of having swallowed a very low dose of LSD."

  "You won’t just be having the experience; the experience will be changing you. On the other side, you will be a different kind of person. Making such a decision, you will always be uninformed."

  "There is little sense in shouting against the wind, but the blog — the blog as a thematically or personally coherent space containing an individual's or a subject's specific interests, commitments, attitudes — was a great thing, and its decline is saddening."

  "The gigantic ethics violation that was once called the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and is now known as White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Weekend, is fast upon us."

  "About 54 percent of graduate students report feeling so depressed they have “a hard time functioning,” as opposed to ten per cent of the general population."

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Ezra Klein · April 26, 2013