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  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
  • Remy de Gourmont
    Remy de Gourmont
    French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright 1858-1915
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    The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.
  • Alan Kay
    Alan Kay
    American computer scientist 1940-
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    Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.
    Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward Dahlberg
    American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
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    Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    Any complex activity, if it is to be carried on with any degree of virtuosity, calls for appropriate gifts of intellect and temperament. If they are outstanding and reveal themselves in exceptional achievements, their possessor is called a 'genius'.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
  • Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath
    American poet 1932-1963
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    Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.
  • Baruj Benacerraf
    Baruj Benacerraf
    Venezuelan-American immunologist 1920-2011
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    As biologists, we contemplate with admiration and awe the wondrous array of sophisticated cell interactions and recognitions evolved in the T cell immune system, which must be a model for other similarly complex biological systems of highly differentiated organisms.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.
  • Ann Druyan
    Ann Druyan
    American writer 1949-
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    Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history.
  • Berkeley Breathed
    Berkeley Breathed
    American cartoonist, director and screenwriter 1957-
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    Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Each human being is a more complex structure than any social system to which he belongs.
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