Occasionally he would very nearly swear.
("Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch")
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No, what he didn't like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk.
Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
The merest accident of microgeography had meant that the first man to hear the voice of Om, and who gave Om his view of humans, was a shepherd and not a goatherd. They have quite different ways of looking at the world, and the whole of history might have been different. For sheep are stupid, and have to be driven. But goats are intelligent, and need to be led.
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time might start to think.
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George Bernard Shaw
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I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.