The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
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If you can't do it, give up!
What do women want, my God, what do they want What does a woman want.
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As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself.
Daniel Keys Moran
I studied all about Gauguin. He was a banker. He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays. And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.
If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves.