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The people who are always hankering loudest for some golden yesteryear usually drive new cars.


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An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.



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Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.



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The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.



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In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.

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Americans like fat books and thin women.



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A solved problem creates two new problems, and the best prescription for happy living is not to solve any more problems.



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It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.



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The same one who mistreated you will be the one needing you. So, don't hesitate to help. Because that will be the best positive revenge.



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I love this idea of trying to create that intellectual eroticism. That was what I was working toward all along.



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