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'The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.'


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'Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.'


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'Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.'


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'Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.'


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'The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.'


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'Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.'


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'Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.'


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'Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.'


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'Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.'


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'If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.'


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'People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.'


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'Art seduces, but does not exploit.'


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'Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?'


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'Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.'


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'A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.'


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'Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.'


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'Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.'


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'In every death, a busy world comes to an end.'


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'Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life.'


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'As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.'


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'I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.'


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'Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.'


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'Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.'


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'Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.'


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'Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.'


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'Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.'


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'While there's life, there's fear.'


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'Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.'


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'Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.'


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'Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.'


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'Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.'


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'Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.'


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'Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.'


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'Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.'


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'Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.'


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'Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.'


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'Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.'


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'Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little.'


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'Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.'


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'Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.'


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'Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.'


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'Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.'


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'Money: power at its most liquid.'


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'Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money.'


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'Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.'


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'Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.'


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'The passion for money is never fickle.'


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'To understand someone, find out how he spends his money.'


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'Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.'


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'Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.'


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'The only peace is being out of earshot.'


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'A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.'


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'Even cats grow lonely and anxious.'


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'Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.'


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'Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content.'


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'The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.'


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'Money: power at its most liquid.'


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'Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?'


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'Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.'


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'Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.'


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'Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.'


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'After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.'


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'When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.'


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'If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.'


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'The time I kill is killing me.'


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'Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.'


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'Young poets bewail the passing of love old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.'


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'Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time.'


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'The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.'


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'I'm being treated like a sex object, cried the lady. No matter. I will take care of it, said Time soothingly.'


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'Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.'


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'Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.'


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'Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.'


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'I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.'


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'If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.'


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'The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.'


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'At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.'


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'Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.'


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'Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.'

 

 

 

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