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    [When Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.

    Hippocrates
     



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    If I were to have a motto it might be: how can I tell you what I think until I’ve heard what I’m going to say?

    Stephen Fry
     



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    Listen to the voices inside of you, they will tell you what is right and what is wrong, they will bring you happiness and peace; if you don’t listen to them they can create anxiety, discontentment, and unhappiness.

    Bert Wilson, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    There’s nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the growing of a flower. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death. They don’t honor their own lives, they piss on their lives. They shit them away. Dumb fuckers. They concentrate too much on fucking, movies, money, family, fucking. Their minds are full of cotton. They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. Their brains are stuffed with cotton. They look ugly, they talk ugly, they walk ugly. Play them the great music of the centuries and they can’t hear it. Most people’s deaths are a sham. There’s nothing left to die.

    Charles Bukowski
     



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    Some people might think I’m about money, but I never have been about that. If I was negotiating myself I’d probably be earning somewhere above minimum wage, but I’ve got guys that go in there like killers.

    Jim Carrey
     



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    Baseball players say they don’t have to look to see if they hit a home run, they can feel it.

    ~ Aaron Sorkin

     



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    The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

    Jimmy Johnson
     



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    Professional investment may be likened to those newspaper competitions in which the competitors have to pick out the six prettiest faces from a hundred photographs, the prize being awarded to the competitor whose choice most nearly corresponds to the average preferences of the competitors as a whole.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    Q. Does it bother you that people want to own his work not for its value as art but for its financial value? A. No. I think if you’re a good artist, you make things to survive that. When an artwork leaves me, it has to go on its own journey, so I make sure it’s pretty robust. When I was young, when I made a series of the spot paintings, I’d always imagine throwing one on the ground outside the studio, leaving it on the pavement. And I’d think, if it was still there in the morning, it was shit. If someone walking home from the pub didn’t think, ‘I’ll have that’, it wasn’t worth making.

    Damien Hirst
     



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    Artists inevitably, whether they admit it or not, serve two masters, one artistic and the other practical; they work against two scales of value.

    Author Unknown. Know the author? Leave a comment
     



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    Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

    Laurence J. Peter
     



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    In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.

    Henry Miller, The Books in My Life
     



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    Be all of yourself…get a vision of your future that is authentic to yourself that will make a difference in the world.

    Joel Barker, Author and Futurist
     



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    Trust in God, but tie up your camel.

    Mohammed
     






               

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