Wise Quotes

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    We are, as I have said, one equation short.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    Ashtanga yoga – for 75 minutes, once a week – restores calm and order.

    ~ Robert Peston, BBC

     



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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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    Whatever you are be a good one.

    Abraham Lincoln
     



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    You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages.

    Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
     



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    The surprising things about fame came after. I was shocked at how strongly people could get imprinted with one image of you. That you were the guy in the big suit, or whatever.

    David Byrne
     



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    I have enough anger to last me 100 years. But I will channel that into my work.

    Julian Assange, Wikileaks
     



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    Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — “God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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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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    Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water.

    Albert Einstein
     



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    We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.

    Ben Sweetland
     



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    You know how to get to Carnegie Hall don’t you? Practice.

    Quentin Tarentino, Inglourious Basterds
     



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    Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be.

    Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
     



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    Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing.

    Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook
     



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    Leninism is a combination of two things which Europeans have kept for some centuries in different compartments of the soul — religion and business. We are shocked because the religion is new, and contemptuous because the business, being subordinated to the religion instead of the other way round, is highly inefficient.

    John Maynard Keynes
     






               

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