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In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

from Lady Windermere’s Fan, a play by Oscar Wilde

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Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back.

I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal.

I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.

So when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type, I’m like, “Hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “Oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “No – I want magenta!”

John Mayer

I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I’d think, no, actually I’m a giraffe.

Richard Gere

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You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts.  I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

Richard Feynman

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If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z.  Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein

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God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Sir William Bragg

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No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

 Henry B Adams

 

‘There’s glory for you!’

‘I don’t know what you mean by “glory”,’ Alice said.

‘I meant, “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!” ‘

‘But “glory” doesn’t mean “a nice knock-down argument”,’ Alice objected.

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’

from Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

from Time Enough For Love, a novel by Robert A Heinlein

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An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.

John Buchan

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The photograph is not quite true to my own notion of my gentleness and sweetness of nature, but neither perhaps is my external appearance.

A E Housman

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