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“Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.”
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“My life needs editing. ”
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“That feeling of hopelessness only serves your masters.”
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“You haven't lived until you've died in California”
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“This matter of two sides to every question is bad logic and bad practice: sometimes there are no sides; sometimes there are a hundred.”
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“A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.”
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“I don't think fascism is dying for.”
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“We all know that America is the worst country in the world, except for all the others.”
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“I don't believe in good people and bad people. I believe in the better parts of people.”
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“If someone were to ask me for a short cut to sensuality, I would suggest he go shopping for a used 427 Shelby-Cobra. But it is only fair to warn you that of the 300 guys who switched to them in 1966, only two went back to women.”
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“The beat generation is a coffeehouse full of people expectantly looking at their watches waiting for the beat generation to come on. *1958”
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“The bravest thing that men do is love women.”
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“Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. If he ran unopposed he would have lost.”
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“People tell me there are a lot of guys like me, which doesn't explain why I'm lonely.”
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“We claim we believe in compassion, which is an abstract, and when it's personified we discredit the man”
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“The distance between taking social action and having the knowledge is as wide as the mouth of the Mississippi.”
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“You know what I want you to do? I want you to blow out the candle and curse the darkness.”
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“I don't think crucifixion is the answer. I believe in the resurrection. I like that part of the story.”
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“Mort Sahl, while attending a preview of Otto Preminger's film Exodus, stood up and called out, "Otto, let my people go!”
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“Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth, and Reagan couldn't tell the difference.”
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“I found people looked better when they laughed”
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“I took a course at Cal once called Statistical Analysis. And there was a guy in the course who used to make up all of his computations and he never used Sigma. He used his own initials. 'Cause he was the standard deviation.”
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“One reason to keep going is that the country was given to us as a sacred charge. It is, as Stephen Vincent Benet says in 'the Devil and Daniel Webster,' not the only place that created free man- but... Read More its a place that demands that we decide what to do with out freedom. You can only punish yourself, That's the existential view. I don't think there's any reward beyond participating, beyond being here. And the antithesis of reward is punishment, and the only punishment that can come is self-inflicted. I remain optimistic. Whether or not the optimism is justified, I don't know. I want to stay around for the third act.”
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