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Every prospector drills many a dry hole, pulls out his rig, and moves on.
--John L. Hess
The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do.
--B.F. Skinner, in Contingencies of Reinforcement
You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.
--Dorothy Parker
Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?
--Tom Stoppard, in Rosencrantz and Guidenstern Are Dead
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day
Rage, rage against the dying of the light
--Dylan Thomas, in "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
They [the poor] have to labor in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
--Anatole France, in Le Lys rouge
Every Communist must grasp the truth, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
--Mao Tse-tung
When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.
-- From "Basic Sex Facts For Today's Youngfolk" in Life In Hell-- by Matt Groening
I had a feeling once about Mathematics - that I saw it all. Depth beyond depth was revealed to me - the Byss and Abyss. I saw - as one might see the transit of Venus or even the Lord Mayor's Show - a quantity passing through infinity and changing its sign from plus to minus. I saw exactly why it happened and why the tergiversation was inevitable but it was after dinner and I let it go.
-- Winston Churchill
Every person who has not tasted the bitterness of despair has missed life's significance.
-- Soren Kierkegaard.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-- From Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde
You were nothing before you met me. You were a bluebird. You were a brownie. You were a girlscout cookie.
-- Heather Chandler, from the movie Heathers
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
-- Lev Nikolgevich Tolstoy

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