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“At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators…”

“At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.” – Aldous Huxley

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“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” – Dave Barry

“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” – Dave Barry

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny …'” – Isaac Asimov

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny …'” – Isaac Asimov

“Now I know what a statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen.” – Bob Edwards

“Now I know what a statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen.” – Bob Edwards

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” – Samuel Johnson

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” – Samuel Johnson

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” – Bill Cosby

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” –  Bill Cosby

“Never laugh at live dragons.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

Never laugh at live dragons. — J.R.R. Tolkien

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

Abraham Lincoln – “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is…

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” – Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln – Google+ – “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is….

“I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away – I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.” – Jennifer Egan

“I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away – I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.” – Jennifer Egan

“I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.” – Rodney Dangerfield

My favorite Rodney quote!

“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.” – Victor Hugo

“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.” – Victor Hugo

“Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.” – Tom Stoppard

“Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.” – Tom Stoppard

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Sam Levenson

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Sam Levenson

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big bowl of wibbly wobbly timey wimey… stuff.”

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big bowl of wibbly wobbly timey wimey… stuff.”  – The Doctor

via “Doctor Who” Blink (2007) – Memorable quotes.

“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.” – Herman Wouk

“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.” – Herman Wouk

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” – John Kenneth Galbraith