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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.
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-Stephen Vizinczey
Consistency
Engrave this Quote Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
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Ignorance & Stupidity
Engrave this Quote Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
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Imagination
Engrave this Quote Perhaps in a book review it is not out of place to note that the safety of the state depends on cultivating the imagination.
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Money
Engrave this Quote Like all wage slaves, he had two crosses to bear: the people he worked for and the people he worked with
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Optimism
Engrave this Quote As both capitalist and communist states -- not to mention the technological world --have evolved under the illusion that men purposefully built them, ideological optimism seeps into every niche of our lives. It is made worse by mass culture which feeds our
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Power
Engrave this Quote Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
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Society
Engrave this Quote We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
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Tragedy
Engrave this Quote When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.
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Virtue
Engrave this Quote The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.
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World
Engrave this Quote Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the center of man's universe is the earth?
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