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Daniel Dennett Quotes: Life itself is just a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.
         

Life itself is just a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.


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The idea that God is a worthy recipient of our gratitude for the blessings of life but should not be held accountable for the disasters is a transparently disingenuous innovation of the theologians.

The idea that God is a worthy recipient of our gratitude for the blessings of life but should not be held accountable for the disasters is a transparently disingenuous innovation of the theologians.



There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion.

There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion.



The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them-especially not from yourself.

The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them-especially not from yourself.



What you can imagine depends on what you know.

What you can imagine depends on what you know.



There are no forces on this planet more dangerous to all of us than the fanaticisms of fundamentalism.

There are no forces on this planet more dangerous to all of us than the fanaticisms of fundamentalism.



There may be things that are completely unknowable to us, so we must be careful not to treat the limits of our knowledge as sure guides to the limit of what there is.

There may be things that are completely unknowable to us, so we must be careful not to treat the limits of our knowledge as sure guides to the limit of what there is.



A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being.

A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being.



There is no polite way to suggest to someone that they have devoted their life to a folly.

There is no polite way to suggest to someone that they have devoted their life to a folly.



No matter how smart you are, you're smarter if you take the easy ways when they are available.

No matter how smart you are, you're smarter if you take the easy ways when they are available.





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We're gaily yet, we're gaily yet, And we're not very fow, but we're gaily yet; Then set ye awhile, and tipple a bit, For we's not very fow, but we're gaily yet.

We're gaily yet, we're gaily yet, And we're not very fow, but we're gaily yet; Then set ye awhile, and tipple a bit, For we's not very fow, but we're gaily yet.



Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.

Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.




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