The best sentences we read today

June 26, 2013

-- "It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally."

-- "The myth of the red phone hotline, that the president could call the Kremlin whenever it suited him, came from a wide-range of pop culture sources."

-- “Dostoevsky’s life was even weirder than his fiction. He was born in 1821, the son of a surgeon whom he believed to have been killed by his own serfs."

-- “In the dark night of the soul, it is often three o’clock in the afternoon on the pool terrace of a mobster’s house in New Jersey."

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Neil Irwin · June 26, 2013