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  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson
    American theater stage director and playwright 1941-
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    Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have - by disrupting that order - a way of surprising.
  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    British novelist 1949-
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    Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
  • John Cage
    John Cage
    American composer and music 1912-1992
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    Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    American statesman and lawyer. 1893-1971
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    Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
    American attorney and politician 1948-
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    The average American returning from a trip abroad likely - and understandably - assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of 'criminal' activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist, writer, and mountaineer 1875-1947
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    The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry Kissinger
    American politician 1923-
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    The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    There is no vice so simple but assumes
    Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
    Source: The merchant of Venice 3, 2
  • Lenny Bruce
    Lenny Bruce
    American Comedian 1925-1966
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    Today's comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an ''act'' and he told the audience, ''This is my act.'' Today's comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he's telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    French writer 1900-1944
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    A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten".
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