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:

"Just mix up keen observations of how race informs every social interaction with some subtle familial relationships and an atypical narrative structure, and you’ll have them chumps lining up around the block for your book."

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—Zadie Smith
On what advice she’d give to aspiring writers


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"I’ve never once paid for a straw. I don’t know anyone who has. Yet they’re everywhere."

—Timothy Geithner
On capitalism’s greatest paradox


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"Snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them. But if you dress like a snake to make them more comfortable, everyone else gets freaked out. There’s no winning."

—LeAnn Rimes
On the difficulty of compromise