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Not enough attention is paid to the negative side of fashion. Great effort is exerted to make people look smart, but somebody should face the fact that a lot of people never will be smart, and that they should be given some assistance in maintaining their fascinating dowdiness.
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to an idealized past.
Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
The people who fear humor - and they are many - are suspicious of its power to present things in unexpected lights, to question received opinions and to suggest unforeseen possibilities.
Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
Nobody who looks as though he enjoyed life is ever called distinguished, though he is a man in a million.
Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having someone tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars.
But as a skeptic I am dubious about science as about everything else, unless the scientist is himself a skeptic, and few of them are. The stench of formaldehyde may be as potent as the whiff of incense in stimulating a naturally idolatrous understanding.
Secrets are the blood of life. Every big thing is a secret, even when you know it, because you never know all of it. If you can know everything about anything, it is not worth knowing.
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Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right - instantly.
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I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
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Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
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Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
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You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
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