All people are insane. They will do anything at any time, and God help anybody who looks for reasons.
Dear Friends: As one who has experimented extensively with life in the home and community, using real people in true-life situations, I doubt that any playthings could prepare a child for one millionth of what is going to hit him in the teeth, ready or not.
Forgive him- he knows not what he does.
Future civilizations - better civilizations than this one - are going to judge all men by the extent to which they've been artists. You and I, if some future archaeologist finds our works miraculously preserved in some city dump, will be judged by the quality of our creations. Nothing else about us will matter.
I love you, because the love you gave me was the only love I've ever had, the only love I ever will have
Let there be nothing harmonious about our children's playthings, lest they grow up expecting peace and order, and be eaten alive.
The hare of history once more overtakes the tortoise of art.
The New York Daily News suggested that my biggest war crime was not killing myself like a gentleman. Presumably Hitler was a gentleman.
There is nothing left of him but curiosity and a pair of eyes.
You are what you pretend to be, so be careful about who you pretend to be.
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