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Peter UstinovIn America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
William S. BurroughsAdmittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo- and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way.
Kim KardashianI know most celebrities say they don't read what the press says about them; but to be honest, I suspect in most cases, they don't want to admit that they actually care what is written about them. I'll tell you straight up I do read it! Some of it is true, a lot of it is flattering, and a lot of it is totally off the mark.
Arthur ScargillThere's a feeling that strength is determined by the size of a union. That clearly is nonsense.
Agatha ChristieBut surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
Bertolt BrechtPoverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
Rudyard KiplingSan Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
Oliver GoldsmithThe loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
Margaret Bourke-WhiteTo understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is.
Friedrich Wilhelm NietzscheOh, how tired I am of insufficiency!
Robert H. SchullerAgain and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Antonio Tabucchi Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
Frank McCourtThe main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher.
Lewis H. LaphamTo the United States the Third World often takes the form of a black woman who has been made pregnant in a moment of passion and who shows up one day in the reception room on the forty-ninth floor threatening to make a scene. The lawyers pay the woman off; sometimes uniformed guards accompany her to the elevators.
HeraclitusWe circle in the night and we are devoured by fire.
Herman MelvilleWhat I feel most moved to write, that is banned, - it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way I cannot. So the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches.
Steven WrightI have two very rare photographs. One is a picture of Houdini locking his keys in his car. The other is a rare photograph of Norman Rockwell beating up a child.
Oscar WildeSelfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
The BibleVery pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Jacques FrescoIn my experience in the islands, the south pacific, years ago, the natives wore no clothing, and since they wore no clothing it never developed any peeping toms because the children were swimming nude ever since they were very young. And so no one became a peeping top, there was no basis for it. When a male talked to a female, they usually stare at their eyes when they talk to them. There were no girly magazines, no fetishes because no parts of the body were accentuated by covered up.. So you see, what results from that is a totally different pattern of behavior regarding sex. They used to stroke the whole female, they had touched on from the top of the head all the way but they had no particular areas of the anatomy that was emphasized. You see, fetishes comes from people that review over and over again in their heads what they'd like to do, sexually, due to deprivation and if they review that in their heads over many years, they develop all kinds of exotic ideas.
Geddy LeeWith the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn them in order to perform them properly.
VoltaireWe must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
VirgilEvery sound alarms.
Janusz KorczakI am well versed in reading the pages of war.
Mark TwainThere is nothing comparable to the endurance of a woman. In military life she would tire out an any army of men, either in camp or on the march.

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