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  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
  • Rich Cook
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    Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
  • Anthony Hecht
    Anthony Hecht
    American poet 1923-2004
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    A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    American feminism's nose dive began when Kate Millet, that imploding beanbag of poisonous self-pity, declared Freud a sexist. Trying to build a sex theory without studying Freud, women have made nothing but mud pies.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Luis Bunuel
    Luis Bunuel
    Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
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    Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
  • Ashleigh Brilliant
    Ashleigh Brilliant
    American author and cartoonist 1933-
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    How can I be sure I’ve succeeded, if I can’t remember what I was trying to do?
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
    Source: De slinger van Foucault (2007) 60
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
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    Perhaps in His wisdom the Almighty is trying to show us that a leader may chart the way, may point out the road to lasting peace, but that many leaders and many peoples must do the building.
  • Paul E. Little
    Paul E. Little
    American Christian author
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    Some people think that God peers over the balcony of heaven trying to find anybody who is enjoying life. And when He spots a happy person, He yells, ''Now cut that out!'' That concept of God should make us shudder because it's blasphemous!
  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson
    American columnist 1907-
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    Somebody figured it out - we have 35 million laws trying to enforce Ten Commandments.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
  • The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves.
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