The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness.
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Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
Humans need fantasy to be human. Take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet you act, like there was some sort of rightness in the universe by which it may be judged Yes. But people have got to believe that or what's the point My point exactly.
Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.
Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
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Later the Administration wanted me to actually sell all remaining surplus by running the War Assets Corporation. I said I couldn't do it without some shoe leather.
My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing.
Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket.