Temperature Quotes

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Josh Bazell
“In metric, one milliliter of water occupies one cubic centimeter, weighs one gram, and requires one calorie of energy to heat up by one degree centigrade—which is 1 percent of the difference between its freezing point and its boiling point. An amount of hydrogen weighing the same amount has exactly one mole of atoms in it. Whereas in the American system, the answer to ‘How much energy does it take to boil a room-temperature gallon of water?’ is ‘Go fuck yourself,’ because you can’t directly relate any of those quantities.”
Josh Bazell, Wild Thing

Amanda Mosher
“I love to feel the temperature drop and the wind increase just before a thunderstorm. Then I climb in bed with the thunder.”
Amanda Mosher, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Ryū Murakami
“In heated rooms, he often felt the outlines of his body, the border between him and the external world, grow disturbingly fuzzy.”
Ryū Murakami, Piercing

Susan Ee
“How do you tell time here?’

‘It’ll get hotter,’ says Thermo. ‘We can meet when we feel like we’re baking.’

‘That’d be now,’ says Howler.

‘We’ll meet when Howler feels like he’s burning and the rest of us feel like we’re baking,’ says Raffe.”
Susan Ee, End of Days

Lionel Shriver
“Outside, she thought that there ought to be a word for it: the air temperature that was perfectly neither hot nor cold. One degree lower, and she might have felt a faint misgiving about not having brought a jacket. One degree higher, and a skim of sweat might have glistened at her hairline. But at this precise degree, she required neither wrap nor breeze. Were there a word for such a temperature, there would have to be a corollary for the particular ecstasy of greeting it - the heedlessness, the needlessness, the suspended lack of urgency, as if time could stop, or should. Usually temperature was a battle; only at this exact fulcrum was it an active delight.”
Lionel Shriver, The Post-Birthday World

Christopher Buckley
“Nothing raises the national temperature more than a VACANCY sign hanging from the colonnaded front of the Supreme Court. ”
Christopher Buckley, Supreme Courtship

James Clerk Maxwell
“So many of the properties of matter, especially when in the gaseous form, can be deduced from the hypothesis that their minute parts are in rapid motion, the velocity increasing with the temperature, that the precise nature of this motion becomes a subject of rational curiosity. Daniel Bernoulli, John Herapath, Joule, Krönig, Clausius, &c., have shewn that the relations between pressure, temperature and density in a perfect gas can be explained by supposing the particles move with uniform velocity in straight lines, striking against the sides of the containing vessel and thus producing pressure. (1860)”
James Clerk Maxwell, The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell: Volume II

Maggie Stiefvater
“I couldn't shed the cold; it clung to every bit of me.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Elaine Dundy
“It was one of those nights when the air is blood-temperature and it's impossible to tell where you leave off and it begins.”
Elaine Dundy, The Dud Avocado

Roy Blount Jr.
“Perhaps the truth is that heavy literature blooms in extremes of temperature.”
Roy Blount Jr., Where Books Fall Open: A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion

“It's when your temperature rises that you lose your cool.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“อากาศยังคงร้อนขึ้นทุกที
เริ่มทยอยมีผู้เสียชีวิตจากความร้อน
ผู้คนเริ่มอารมณ์ปะทุ ความกราดเกรี้ยวที่เก็บกดเริ่มเผยให้เห็น
นายอำเภอคนเดิมเมื่อทราบเรื่องจึงออกมาจัดการแก้ปัญหา
เขาประกาศเปลี่ยนแปลงตัวเลขของอุณหภูมิ
โดยสั่งให้ตัวเลขจากการวัดอุณหภูมิในเมืองนี้
ต้องลบออกยี่สิบองศา
จึงจะเป็นอุณหภูมิที่ถูกต้องแท้จริง”
องอาจ ชัยชาญชีพ

Thomas Mann
“Eh bien, toi, qu'est-ce qui t'arrive ? Il fait si beau temps. [...] Quelle mouche t'a piqué ?
- Je n'ai rien, dit Joachim. Mais tu as l'air échauffé. Je crois que c'en soit fini de ta baisse de température."
En effet, c'en était fini. La dépression humiliante de l'organisme de Hans Castorp était surmontée par le salut qu'il avait échangé avec Clawdia Chauchat, et, à proprement parler, c'était à la conscience qu'il avait de ce fait que tenait en réalité sa satisfaction. Oui. Joachim avait eu raison : le mercure reprenait son ascension. Lorsque Hans Castorp, de retour de sa promenade, le consulta, il monta jusqu'à 38 degrés.”
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Don't worry about negative temperatures because minus times minus equals plus. If you are not very good at Maths, then put some rum in the tea.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

W.G. Sebald
“Thirty-six degrees, according to Alphonso, has always proved the best natural level, a kind of magic threshold, and it had sometimes occurred to him, Alphonso, said Austerlitz, that all mankind's misfortunes were connected with its departure at some point in time from that norm, and with the slightly feverish, overheated condition in which we constantly found ourselves.”
W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz

“With every second in the lift the temperature plummets. I’m beginning to think I should have stayed where I was.”
David Chitty, Shoal: A Thanet Writers Anthology

“As insects fall, so shall the temperature rise.”
Anthony T.Hincks