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Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

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"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

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There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

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I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

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The 'A' is for content, the 'minus' is for not typing it. Don't ever do this to my eyes again.

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Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

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Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

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Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

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The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

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Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

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We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

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Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

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The Least Successful Collector Betsy Baker played a central role in the history of collecting. She was employed as a servant in the house of John Warburton (1682-1759) who had amassed a fine collection of 58 first edition plays, including most of t

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XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

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... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

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"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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