The best sentences we read today

February 13

-- "The P value was never meant to be used the way it's used today."

-- "But, in the past couple of years, I’ve reread three novels with one unmistakable sentence to which everything else is preparatory and subordinate."

-- "What did Paris smell like in the mid-18th century? Try skunked red wine, wet cats, and gingivitis-tinged sputum."

-- "Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.”

-- "Haque says that not only are opportunities for fare arbitrage possible on BART, they occur on more than 13 per cent of all pair-wise combinations of journeys offering considerable potential for savings."

-- "For everyone looking for a last-minute Valentine, here you go: You can now date a pizza."

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On a different note, today's my last day at Wonkblog. It's been wonderful working with everyone here at The Washington Post, and thank you especially to all the readers and commenters here — I've learned an enormous amount from you all and have enjoyed the constant back-and-forths.

Wonkblog itself will be going through some changes and soon adding new writers, so it'll definitely be worth following in the weeks and months ahead.

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