Wise Quotes

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    It’s as if there’s a golden city that everyone wants to visit and I’m coming down from having visited and I see people sweating and tearing through brambles trying to get up and I want to say, ‘Don’t go there, it doesn’t exist, it’ll hurt you and it’s pointless.’ That golden city is fame, achievement, riches and all the rest of it.

    Stephen Fry
     



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    I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

    Mark Twain
     



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    Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

    William Faulkner
     



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    I’ve always been a fairly reserved middle-class kind of girl.That’s why I like music, because I’m able to express my dark side. It’s not about thinking – it’s like your brain is in your body. It feels good.

    Kim Gordon
     



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    I’ve learnt to really respect women on all levels. I’ve also learnt that I’ll never quite understand them, and I’m cool with that – I’ll always just be a student. I’ve also learnt that I can totally live without them and I’m proud of that. There’s gorgeous women everywhere, I go back to my room alone, do I turn into a little pile of salt and just blow away in the wind? No, I’m still here.

    Henry Rollins
     



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    All production is for the purpose of ultimately satisfying a consumer.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    Where is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    The brain cells for depression are the ones that die out first.

    Leaonard Cohen
     



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    After three divorces, I’ve come to learn the necessity of empathy, sympathy, concern and generosity. All components that in their sum seem to make up the term ‘love’.

    William Shatner
     



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    “You hate America, don’t you?” she said. “That would be as silly as loving it,” I said. “It’s impossible for me to get emotional about it, because real estate doesn’t interest me. It’s no doubt a great flaw in my personality, but I can’t think in terms of boundaries. Those imaginary lines are as unreal to me as elves and pixies. I can’t believe that they mark the end or the beginning of anything of real concern to the human soul. Virtues and vices, pleasures and pains cross boundaries at will.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    We all only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time that we have, and to do something that is meaningful and satisfying. This is something that I find meaningful and satisfying. That is my temperament. I enjoy creating systems on a grand scale, and I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards. So it is enjoyable work.

    Julian Assange, Wikileaks
     



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    Kneel down and kiss the earth, be thankful that you exist, love yourself and those around you, and enjoy the hell out of being alive.

    Craig Neil, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    We study hard in high school to get admitted to a top college to get into grad school to get a good job to get into the nursing home of our choice.

    Robert Sapolsky
     



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    Never dwell on the negative in your life, bad things happen all the time, even in bad situations look for the good and you will find it.

    Rufus Riggs, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

    Abraham Lincoln
     






               

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