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“It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”
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William Ralph Inge
“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.”
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Paul Tillich
“And so we use them for a kind of pleasure which can be called "fun." But it is not the creative kind of fun often connected with play; it is, rather, a shallow, distracting, greedy way of "having fun." And it is not by chance that it is that type of fun which can easily be commercialized, for it is dependent on calculable reactions, without passion, without risk, without love. Of all the dangers that threaten our civilization, this is one of the most dangerous ones: the escape from one’s emptiness through a "fun" which makes joy impossible.”
Paul Tillich, The New Being

Robert Musil
“Ideology is: intellectual ordering of the feelings; an objective connection among them that makes the subjective connection easier.”
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Saul Bellow
“Readiness to answer all questions is the infallible sign of stupidity.”
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Saul Bellow
“Public life drives out private life. The more political our society becomes (in the broadest sense of ‘political’ — the obsessions, the compulsions of collectivity) the more individuality seems lost. … [N]ational purpose is now involved with the manufacture of commodities in no way essential to human life, but vital to the political survival of the country. … The whole matter … has to do with invasion of the private sphere (including the sexual) by techniques of exploitation and domination.”
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