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"It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician."
Augustus de Morgan
"Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think."
"It's 'nough to titter w'en de/stew is smokin' hot,
But it's mighty he'd to giggle we'n/dey's nuffin' in de pot."
Paul Laurence Dunbar
"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next."
"So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us."
French philosopher, writer
"Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff."
"Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart."
H. Ross Perot
US gazillionaire, presidential contender
"You fought the good fight. You were in it right up to the beginning."
US Secretary of Interior
"I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things."
"The Method is Judeo-Christian: if you go through pain, you can't miss. Rubbish. I'm more interested in the box itself than what's in it. How vs. why."
"No meal served with wine is ever spoiledyou can always dispense with the food."
English lighting manager and chum of the quotekeeper
"What is hard today is to censor one's own thoughts
to sit by and see the blind man
on the sightless horse, riding into the bottomless abyss."
"I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don't have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that."
"A lot of people would rather tour sewers than visit their cousins."
"Stay humble. Always answer the phoneno matter who else is in the car."
"For 15 years, we always thought we would last as long as our last record contract."
English bassist, singer, songwriter