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If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.

- Luis Buñuel
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Perfection will continue to be the boring privilege of the gods: but in this clumsy and tough world, every night will be lived as if it were the last and every day as if it were the first.

- Eduardo Galeano
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"I love you" is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them.

- Jeanette Winterson
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Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.

- Jane Austen
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Although I have no important business to do, I am nonetheless continually occupied. I spend my life in inquiry. In the evening I write down what I have noticed, what I have seen or heard, during the day. Everything interests me, everything surprises me: I am like a child, whose organs are still delicate, so that even the most trivial things make an impression on them.

- Montesquieu
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Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.

- Betty Rollins
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After delivering a lecture on the solar system, philospher-psychologist William James was approached by an elderly lady who claimed she had a theory superior to the one described by him.

"We don't live on a ball rotating around the sun," she said. "We live on a crust of earth on the back of a giant turtle."

Not wishing to demolish this absurd argument with the massive scientific evidence at his command, James decided to dissuage his opponent gently.

"If your theory is correct, madam, what does this turtle stand on?"

"You're a very clever man, Mr. James, and that's a good question, but I can answer that. The first turtle stands on the back of a second, larger turtle."

"But what does this second turtle stand one?" James asked patiently.

The old lady crowed triumphantly. "It's no use, Mr. James - it's turtles all the way down."

- B. Nietschmann
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Strange travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.

- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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Your destiny does not write itself.

- Anonymous
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If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

- Anonymous
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It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

- Neil Gaiman
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In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on a woman.

- Lady Nancy Astor
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I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.

- Maya Angelou
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For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin, real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

- Alfred D'Souza.

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