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  • #1
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #2
    John  Adams
    “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
    John Adams, The Works Of John Adams, Second President Of The United States

  • #3
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Why should anyone be frightened by a hat?”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

  • #4
    Denis Healey
    “Healey’s First Law Of Holes: When in one, stop digging.”
    Denis Healey

  • #5
    Eric Hoffer
    “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
    Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

  • #6
    Larry Niven
    “Ethics change with technology.”
    Larry Niven, N-Space

  • #7
    Sylvia Plath
    “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #8
    Patrick Henry
    “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
    Patrick Henry

  • #9
    George Bernard Shaw
    “[H]e is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.”
    George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra

  • #10
    Frank H. Knight
    “Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.”
    Frank H. Knight

  • #11
    “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”
    Herbert Stein, What I Think: Essays on Economics, Politics, & Life

  • #12
    Philip K. Dick
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
    Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

  • #13
    Steve Sailer
    “Political correctness is a war on noticing.”
    Steve Sailer

  • #14
    Rafael Sabatini
    “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
    Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

  • #15
    Neil Gaiman
    “This is a book for every fiddler who has realized halfway through playing an ancient Scottish air that the Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated" is what folk music is really all about, and gone straight into it.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Good Fairies of New York

  • #16
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “He's an honest politician--he stays bought.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • #17
    Adam Smith
    “There is a great deal of ruin in a nation.”
    Adam Smith, Correspondence

  • #18
    Fred Reed
    “A burro is an ass. A burrow is a hole in the ground. A reporter should know the difference.”
    Fred Reed

  • #19
    Roger Zelazny
    “A totally nondenominational prayer: Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that I be forgiven for anything I may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness.  Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which I may be eligible after the destruction of my body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.”
    Roger Zelazny, Creatures of Light and Darkness

  • #20
    Lewis Carroll
    “For the snark was a boojum, you see.”
    Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark

  • #21
    Hilaire Belloc
    “Whatever happens, we have got
    The Maxim gun, and they have not.”
    Hilaire Belloc

  • #22
    Jeff Lindsay
    “Saturday morning was their unrestricted television time, and they usually took advantage of it to watch a series of cartoon shows that would certainly have been impossible before the discovery of LSD.”
    Jeff Lindsay, Dexter in the Dark

  • #23
    Jeff Lindsay
    “Of course it was a terrible thing, and the world would be a much better place without someone in it who could do that, but did that mean we had to miss lunch?”
    Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter

  • #24
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “I was there to see beautiful naked women. So was everybody else. It's a common failing.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Expanded Universe

  • #25
    Larry Correia
    “[W]hen all else fails, kill it with fire.”
    Larry Correia, Monster Hunter Alpha

  • #26
    Larry Correia
    “I blame it on Twilight. In real life, vampires only sparkle when they're on fire.”
    Larry Correia, Monster Hunter Vendetta

  • #27
    “As though she were asking me where some sort of unusual wine could be obtained, she inquired fretfully and worriedly: 'Jack, have you any idea where I could find some presentable loose women?' I had no idea where she could find anything else. At last a lifetime ambition of mine to become a pimp was satisfied.”
    Jack Woodford, The Autobiography of Jack Woodford

  • #28
    “Louella remarked that when foreign nations had intercourse with this country they knew they had been intercoursed.”
    Jack Woodford, The Autobiography of Jack Woodford

  • #29
    “Few human beings are proof against the implied flattery of rapt attention.”
    Jack Woodford

  • #30
    Ben Aaronovitch
    Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, I thought. For they are soggy and hard to light.
    Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho



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