What is the nature of the border between truth and lies? It is permeable and blurred because it is planted thick with rumour, confabulation, misunderstandings and twisted tales. Truth can break the gates down, truth can howl in the street; unless truth is pleasing, personable and easy to like, she is condemned to stay whimpering at the back door.
Hilary Mantel, 'Bring Up The Bodies'I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar WildeI don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Woody AllenThis wise man observed that wealth is a tool of freedom. But the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Frank Herbert, "Dune"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
Frank Lloyd WrightMy philosophy of raising kids is kind of extreme. I think you should keep a baby around for a few days after it's born -- until the novelty wears off -- and then you put it in a big cardboard box with all the best books of Eastern and Western civilization. Then you bury the box and dig it up again when the kid is eighteen.
George Alec Effinger, "A Fire In The Sun"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma -- a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto EcoIf you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark TwainOnly two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the former.
Albert EinsteinTo announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
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