Words are like leaves,. . .like people really, fond of their own society.
Apart from the faint odor of ink that pervaded the scene, it might have been real.
Sometimes, a word succeeds beyond the wildest dreams of its creators, like a virus sent into the world to infect common speech.
Cash is always the deciding factor in such matters of moral politics; nothing ever gets done unless motivated by commerce or greed.
Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.
Governments and fashions come and go but Jane Eyre is for all time.
The barriers between reality and fiction are softer than we think; a bit like a frozen lake. Hundreds of people can walk across it, but then one evening a thin spot develops and someone falls through; the hole is frozen over by the following morning.
I shouldn't believe anything I say, if I were you-and that includes what I just told you.
The cleanest souls are the easiest to soil.
If you expect me to believe that a lawyer wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream, I must be dafter than I look.
The Goliath Corporation was to altruism what Genghis Khan was to soft furnishings.
If you want your fridge-freezer and your car and a nice house and asphalt on the roads and a health service, then thank the weapons business. Thank the war economy that drives us to this.
True and baseless evil is as rare as the purest good--and we all know how rare that is...
Individual words, sounds, squiggles on paper with no meanings other than those with which our imagination can clothe them.
We all make mistakes at some time in our lives, some more than others. It is only when the cost is counted in human lives that people really take notice.
Literary detection and firearms don't really go hand in hand; pen mighter than the sword and so forth.
We were developing a machine that used egg white, heat and sugar to synthesize methanol when a power surge caused an implosion. Owens was meringued. By the time we chipped him out the poor chap had expired.
Maybe those sorts of yes-or-no life-and-death decisions are easier to make because they are so black and white. I can cope with them because it's easier. Human emotions, well. . .they're just a fathomless collection of grays and I don't do so well on the midtones.
What is there to forgive?. . .Ignore forgive and concentrate on living. Life for you is short; far too short to allow small jealousies to infringe on the happiness which can be yours only for the briefest of times.
Mücken haben die blaue Ziege gestochen.
Without a yardstick sometimes the high points can be taken for granted.
Religion isn't the cause of wars, it's the excuse.
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