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Proof that the Tyranny of the Rat Race is Not Yet Final

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. ~ Hermann Hesse #quote

It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. ~ George Orwell #quote, 1984

No wise man ever wished to be younger. ~ Jonathan Swift #quote

On the Planet of Baritone women, they talk low. ~ Frank Zappa, Planet Of Baritone Women #lyrics

Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity. ~ John Lennon #quote

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. ~ Randall Jarrell #quote

Celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain. ~ Dave Matthews Band, Two Step #Lyrics

Look upon yourself only with compassion.  ~ Todd Rundgren #lyrics

People sitting on top of the world, usually arrived there standing up. ~ Source Unknown #quote

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs. ~ James Thurber #quote

Master and Doctor are my titles; for ten years now, without repose, I held my erudite recitals and led my pupils by the nose. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #quote

Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigour to the mind. ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller #quote

Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin #quote

 If I had one wish I would ask for a big enough ass for the whole world to kiss. ~ Eminem, If I Had #Lyrics

Men are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. ~ Horace Walpole #quote

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary. ~ Malcolm X #quote

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote

You can cage the songbird, but you can't make her sing. And you can trap the free bird, but you'll have to clip her wings. ~ Elton John, Cage The Songbird #Lyrics

It is believed by experienced doctors that the heart which oozes out of the hand, on being applied to the sick, is highly salutary. It has often appeared, while I have been soothing my patients, as if there was a singular property in my hands to pull and draw away from the affected parts aches and diverse impurities, by laying my hand upon the place, and extending my fingers toward it. Thus it is known to some of the learned that health may be implanted in the sick by certain gestures, and by contact, as some diseases may be communicated from one to another. ~ Hippocrates #quote

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. ~ Victor Hugo #quote

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin. ~ Seneca the Elder #Quote

Gave my money all to you, took my watch and pawned it, too. ~ Frank Zappa, No No No #lyrics

Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom. ~ E.M. Forster #quote


Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies, so I don’t know what’s real and what’s not. Always confusing the thoughts in my head, so I can’t trust myself anymore. ~ Evanesence, Going Under #Lyrics

Fools, said I, you do not know, silence like a cancer grows. ~ Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound Of Silence #lyrics

There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week. ~ General George Patton #quote

Think for yourself and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet. ~ Queensryche, Anybody Listening? #lyrics

Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this. ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

Fear is the mother of morality. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw #Quote

Count me in on the journey, don't expect me to stay. ~ Pink Floyd, The Gold It's In The #Lyrics

Those born of sweat through eyes of love bring more light than five thousand hurts. ~ Bush, Fugitive #Lyrics

Trade is much superior to piracy. You can rob and kill a man but once, but you can cheat him again and again. ~ Louis L'Amour #quote, The Walking Drum

A woman can look both moral and exciting... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle. ~ Edna Ferber #quote

I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth. ~ William Butler Yeats #quote

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mis-punctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #quote


Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #quote

Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell. ~ William Shakespeare #Quote

What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember. ~ Seneca the Elder #Quote

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. ~ Carl Gustav Jung #quote

In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused. ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote

The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology. ~ Marshall McLuhan #quote

What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all that 'walks in us.' There are all sorts of dead ideas and lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines. Ghosts must be all over the country, as thick as the sands of the sea. ~ Henrik Ibsen #quote, Ghosts

I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated. ~ Howard Stern #quote


A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. ~ Karl Kraus #quote

People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

Television was not invented to make human beings vacuous, but is an emanation of their vacuity. ~ Malcolm Muggeridge #quote

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods. ~ Virginia Woolf #quote

Ain't no rainbows shining on me, shades of grey are the colours I see. ~ Billy Joel, Shades Of Gray #Lyrics



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