Ever wonder what’s on the mind of today’s most notable people? Well, don’t miss our unbelievable roundup of the best and most talked about quotes of the day:

"When we were first married, we would buy hundreds of cans of clearance soup at the supermarket. Now we own a person who brings us soup in platinum cans."

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—Heidi Cruz
On soup


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"In 1987, the science community held a contest to rename the Doppler effect. The winner was ‘Doopler’s Ear-Scrambling Sensation,’ which was submitted by an Arkansas high school student, and he won the grand prize of a trip up to space on a supply shuttle NASA was sending to the ISS. It was a dream come true for this kid. Problem was, he had a weak gut, and when that shuttle blasted off, that boy got terribly sick. Just as the rocket left Earth’s orbit, the poor kid started barfing all over the inside of the shuttle. The audio recordings of their final moments are awful: the ship’s crew screaming and screaming, trying to contain the mess with their astronaut helmets, yelling for mission control to do something, anything. The whole shuttle was soon filled to the brim with the boy’s sick, spinning out of control and drifting off into the cosmos, never to be heard from again. The science community immediately agreed to change it back to the Doppler effect, and they haven’t held a contest like it since."

—Michio Kaku
On why fewer youths are interested in pursuing careers in science


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"The Roadrunner. That’s almost everything you need right there. The what: running. The where: roads. The why: a-ha! Now we begin."

—Martin Amis
On writing compelling characters