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  • #1
    Terry Pratchett
    “Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
    Terry Pratchett, Jingo


  • #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
    P.G. Wodehouse
    “Well, you certainly are the most wonderfully woolly baa-lamb that ever stepped.”
    P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters


  • #4
    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


  • #5
    Albert Schweitzer
    “The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...”
    Albert Schweitzer


  • #6
    The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
    “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
    Leonardo da Vinci
    tags: cats


  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”
    Mark Twain
    tags: cats


  • #8
    Bertrand Russell
    “As a philosopher, if I were speaking to a purely philosophic audience I should say that I ought to describe myself as an Agnostic, because I do not think that there is a conclusive argument by which one can prove that there is not a God. On the other hand, if I am to convey the right impression to the ordinary man in the street I think that I ought to say that I am an Atheist, because, when I say that I cannot prove that there is not a God, I ought to add equally that I cannot prove that there are not the Homeric gods.”
    Bertrand Russell


  • #9
    William Shakespeare
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet


  • #10
    L.M. Montgomery
    “It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
    L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #12
    E.L. Doctorow
    “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
    E.L. Doctorow


  • #13
    Terry Pratchett
    “And then there were cats, thought Dog. He'd surprised the huge ginger cat from next door and had attempted to reduce it to cowering jelly by means of the usual glowing stare and deep-throated growl, which had always worked on the damned in the past. This time they had earned him a whack on the nose that had made his eyes water. Cats, Dog considered, were clearly a lot tougher than lost souls. He was looking forward to a further cat experiment, which he planned would consist of jumping around and yapping excitedly at it. It was a long shot, but it just might work.”
    Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch


  • #14
    Umberto Eco
    “There are four kinds of people in this world: cretins, fools, morons, and lunatics…Cretins don’t even talk; they sort of slobber and stumble…Fools are in great demand, especially on social occasions. They embarrass everyone but provide material for conversation…Fools don’t claim that cats bark, but they talk about cats when everyone else is talking about dogs. They offend all the rules of conversation, and when they really offend, they’re magnificent…Morons never do the wrong thing. They get their reasoning wrong. Like the fellow who says that all dogs are pets and all dogs bark, and cats are pets, too, therefore cats bark…Morons will occasionally say something that’s right, but they say it for the wrong reason…A lunatic is easily recognized. He is a moron who doesn’t know the ropes. The moron proves his thesis; he has logic, however twisted it may be. The lunatic on the other hand, doesn’t concern himself at all with logic; he works by short circuits. For him, everything proves everything else. The lunatic is all idée fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars…There are lunatics who don’t bring up the Templars, but those who do are the most insidious. At first they seem normal, then all of a sudden…”
    Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum


  • #15
    Neil Gaiman
    “I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane


  • #16
    Bill Bryson
    “For anyone of a rational disposition, fashion is often nearly impossible to fathom. Throughout many periods of history – perhaps most – it can seem as if the whole impulse of fashion has been to look maximally ridiculous. If one could be maximally uncomfortable as well, the triumph was all the greater.”
    Bill Bryson, At Home: A Short History of Private Life




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