The best sentences we read today

December 18, 2013

-- “Twenty per cent of the Americans who drink account for almost ninety per cent of all alcohol consumption.”

-- "The quietest place on earth, an anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota, is so quiet that the longest anybody has been able to bear it is 45 minutes."

-- "If historians or critics fifty years from now were to read most of our contemporary literary fiction, they might well infer that our main societal problems were issues with our parents, bad relationships, and death."

-- "It’s a good sign that the push for replication is so strong that there’s now a backlash against it.”

-- "‘If you are proud to have been on the moon, I’m proud to have a sculpture on the moon. I am the man who made that sculpture, damn it.’"

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Ezra Klein · December 18, 2013