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“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”
Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
“Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.”
Jane Wagner
“All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.

Jane Wagner
tags: humor
“Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.”
Jane Wagner
“Reality is just a collective hunch.”
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“Did I tell you what happened at the play? We were at the back of the theatre, standing there in the dark, when all of a sudden I feel one of 'em tug at my sleeve, whispers, "Trudy look!" I said, "Yeah, goosebumps. You definitely got goosebumps. You like the play that much?" They said it wasn't the play that gave 'em goosebumps, it was the audience!

I'd forgot to tell them to watch the play; they'd been watching the audience! Yeah, to see a group of people sitting together in the dark, laughing and crying at the same things...well that just knocked 'em out! They said, "Trudy, the play was soup, the audience, art."

So they're taking goosbumps back with 'em into space. Goosebumps! Quite a souvenir. I like to think of them out there in the dark, watching us. Sometimes we'll do something and they'll laugh. Sometimes we'll do something and they'll cry. And maybe, one day we'll do something so magnificent, the whole universe will get goosebumps.”
Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
“I made some studies, and reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle, I found it too confining. It was just too needful; it expected me to be there for it all the time, and with all I have to do--I had to let something go.”
Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
“The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.”
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“A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? ”
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“At the moment you are most in awe of all there is about life that you do not understand, you are closer to understanding it all than at any other time.

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“My space chums think reality was once a primitive method of crowd control that got out of hand. In my view, it’s absurdity dressed up in a three-piece business suit.”
Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
“I worry whoever thought up the term 'quality control' thought if we didn't control it, it would get out of hand.”
Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
“See, the human mind is kind of like...a pinata. When it breaks open, there's a lot of surprises inside. Once you get the pinata perspective, you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience.”
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