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  • #1
    Douglas Adams
    “Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #2
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #3
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #4
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Dr. Seuss
    “Being crazy isn't enough.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #7
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    “The first person who, having enclosed a plot of land, took it into his head to say this is mine and found people simple enough to believe him was the true founder of civil society. What crimes, wars, murders, what miseries and horrors would the human race have been spared, had some one pulled up the stakes or filled in the ditch and cried out to his fellow men: "Do not listen to this imposter. You are lost if you forget that the fruits of the earth belong to all and the earth to no one!”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract and The Discourses

  • #8
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    “I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile or On Education

  • #9
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    “Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • #10
    Douglas Adams
    “It is worth repeating at this point the theories that Ford had come up with, on his first encounter with human beings, to account for their peculiar habit of continually stating and restating the very very obvious, as in "It's a nice day," or "You're very tall," or "So this is it, we're going to die."

    His first theory was that if human beings didn't keep exercising their lips, their mouths probably shriveled up.

    After a few months of observation he had come up with a second theory, which was this--"If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #11
    Douglas Adams
    “The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
    Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

  • #12
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #13
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it....”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #14
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I can't count the times that upon telling someone I am vegetarian, he or she responded by pointing out an inconsistency in my lifestyle or trying to find a flaw in an argument I never made. (I have often felt that my vegetarianism matters more to such people than it does to me.)”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

  • #15
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “While it is always possible to wake a person who's sleeping, no amount of noise will wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

  • #16
    Ray Bradbury
    “I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
    Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • #17
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #18
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

  • #19
    August Strindberg
    “Life is not so idiotically mathematical that only the big eat the small; it is just as common for a bee to kill a lion or at least to drive it mad.”
    August Strindberg, Miss Julie

  • #20
    Haruki Murakami
    “It's my motto for life. 'Walk slowly; drink lots of water.”
    Haruki Murakami, After Dark

  • #21
    Oscar Wilde
    “A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

  • #22
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

  • #24
    Clarence Darrow
    “I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.”
    Clarence Darrow

  • #25
    “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.”
    Anonymous

  • #26
    John Michael Greer
    “One the one hand, our economists treat human beings as rational actors making choices to maximize their own economic benefit. On the other hand, the same companies that hire those economists also pay for advertising campaigns that use the raw materials of myth and magic to encourage people to act against their own best interests, whether it's a matter of buying overpriced fizzy sugar water or the much more serious matter of continuing to support the unthinking pursuit of business as usual in the teeth of approaching disaster.”
    John Michael Greer, The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

  • #27
    Björk
    “There are certain emotions in your body that not even your best friend can sympathize with, but you will find the right film or the right book, and it will understand you.”
    Björk

  • #28
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #29
    Haruki Murakami
    “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment. ”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #30
    Haruki Murakami
    “Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood



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