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  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
    Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage afl. 12, 14-12-1980
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    For all I know we may be visited by a different extraterrestrial civilization every second Tuesday, but there's no support for this appealing idea. The extraordinary claims are not supported by extraordinary evidence.
    Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990) 7 min 25 sec
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    British writer and medical doctor 1859-1930
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    For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
  • Charles Edward Jerningham
    Charles Edward Jerningham
    English aphorist 1854-1921
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    Frequently, the extraordinary man is only the ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.
    Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
  • Jeremy Taylor
    Jeremy Taylor
    British churchman and writer 1613-1667
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    God hath prepared a little coronet or special reward (extraordinary and beside the great crown of all faithful souls) for those who have not defiled themselves with women.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.
  • Margaret Drabble
    Margaret Drabble
    English novelist, biographer, and critic 1939-
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    How extraordinary people are, that they get themselves into such situations where they go on doing what they dislike doing, and have no need or obligation to do, simply because it seems to be expected.
    Source: The Middle Ground (2013) 41
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
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    I find it extraordinary that a straightforward if inelegant device for ensuring the survival of the species should involve human beings in such emotional turmoil. Does sex have to be taken so seriously?
  • Bryan Magee
    Bryan Magee
    British philosopher, broadcaster, politician 1930-2019
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    I have very strongly this feeling... that our everyday life is at one and the same time banal, overfamiliar, platitudinous and yet mysterious and extraordinary.
    Source: Heidegger and Modern Existentialism (1977)
  • Bryan Singer
    Bryan Singer
    American director, producer and writer 1965-
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    I identify with Superman. I am adopted, I am an only child, and I love the idea that he comes from another world, that he's the ultimate immigrant. He has all these extraordinary powers, and he has a righteousness about him.
  • Yves Saint-Laurent
    Yves Saint-Laurent
    French fashion designer 1936-2008
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    I knew the youthfulness of the sixties: Talitha and Paul Getty lying on a starlit terrace in Marrakesh, beautiful and damned, and a whole generation assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to lift before an extraordinary future.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which Americans submit to speeches.
  • Khaled Hosseini
    Khaled Hosseini
    Afghan-born American novelist and physician 1965-
    Khaled Hosseini
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    I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.
    Source: And the Mountains Echoed
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