Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.
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When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as "Catch-22" I'm tempted to reply, "Who has?"
Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
A large part of the public sentiment was my own, ... They saw an absurd quality, a mendacious quality in many of our political leaders and business leaders.
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Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist.
The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.
Louis de Bernieres
I remember thinking that I'd way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I'd way rather spend more time with them.