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Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist--a master--and that is what Auguste Rodin was--can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is . . . and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be . . . and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body.


Robert A. Heinlein

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To permit irresponsible authority is to sell disaster.
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A community where everyone is a ruthless murderer, with handy access to death-dealing devices, is a ...
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Everybody lies about sex.
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If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you ...
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Live and learn, or you don't live long.
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A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.
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Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodn...
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Some people insist that ‘mediocre’ is better than ‘best.’ They delight in clipping wings bec...
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Library science was the foundation of all sciences.
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More depended on the student than on the school.
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The best things in history are accomplished by people who get tired of being shoved around.
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There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a stat...
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But when I see a black widow, I step on it; I don’t plead with it to be a good little spider and p...
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Thing that got me was not her list of things she hated, since she was obviously crazy as a Cyborg, b...
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Support for the arts -- merde! A government-supported artist is an incompetent whore!
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When you read about chemistry and physics, you want to do them too.
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A great artist can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is... and force the viewer to se...
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Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.
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ANYTHING will burn with enough gasoline and dynamite.
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One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.
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Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.
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Women will forgive anything. Otherwise, the race would have died out long ago
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The instinct to survive is human nature itself, and every aspect of our personalities derives from i...
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Women talk when they want to. Or don't.
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From somewhere, back in my youth, heard Prof say, 'Manuel, when faced with a problem you do not unde...
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Limiting the freedom of news 'just a little bit' is in the same category with the classic example 'a...
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Women are amazing creatures-sweet, soft, gentle, and far more savage than we are.
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I will accept any rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules sur...
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Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong - but the man who refuses to take sides m...
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People simplify 'Apollonian' into 'mild', and 'calm', and 'cool'. But 'Apollonian' and 'Dionysian' a...
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I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much... because it's the only thing ...
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Random chance was not a sufficient explanation of the Universe---in fact, random chance was not suff...
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Ademoğlu hayvanların geri kalanından özde nasıl ayrılıyordu? Kendi kendine havalanabilen (Tan...
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Democracy is a poor system; the only thing that can be said for it is that it’s eight times as goo...
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A little more money won’t do you any good—because daughters can use up ten percent more than a m...
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English swallows up anything that comes its way, makes English out of it. Nobody tried to stop this ...
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He held a vast but carefully concealed distaste for all things American. Their incredible polytheist...
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I did it for a little girl who was about to go charging out and maybe get herself killed much the sa...
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Another common error is to identify ‘Apollonian’ with ‘good’—merely because our most respe...
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Admittedly, what he had seen only the day before in this very room was just as intellectually stupef...
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Mike did not seem to grasp the idea of Creation itself. Well, Jubal wasn’t sure that he did, eithe...
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If God existed (a question concerning which Jubal maintained a meticulous intellectual neutrality) a...
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I don’t pay attention to politics.” “You should. It’s barely less important than your own he...
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He grokked that this was one of the critical cusps in the growth of a being wherein contemplation mu...
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Başkalarının işine burnunu sokmamak insanın sahip olabileceği bilgeliğin yüzde seksenidir......
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She hesitated slightly. “I’ve seen what was called telekinesis with dice—but I’m no mathemat...
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You evaded my question.” “Then perhaps you had better assume that I intended to evade it.
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Nurse, if she didn’t have more money than any person ought to have, you might be tempted to call i...
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He was looking that way now and the projected print moved along the screen, but he was not really re...
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Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
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If God existed (concerning which Jubal maintained neutrality) and if He wanted to be worshipped (a p...
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There was one field in which man was unsurpassed; he showed unlimited ingenuity in devising bigger a...
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But, do you know, once you get used to it's rather cute. I mean, if a girl looks alright to start wi...
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I want to spit back at a camel and ask him what he's so sour about. Maybe camels are the real 'Old O...
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He was delighted to recognize his own human name on two of the papers; he always got an odd thrill o...
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God made alcohol and he made feet - and he made 'em so you could put 'em together and be happy!
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Harshaw had the arrogant humility of the man who has learned so much that he is aware of his own ign...
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Ben, why should anybody want that much power?"
"Why does a moth fly toward light?
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Abstract design is all right—for wallpaper or linoleum. But art is the process of evoking p...
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A little more money won't do you any good - because daughters can use up ten percent more than a man...
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Come Judgment Day, we may find that Mumbo Jumbo the God of the Congo was the Big Boss all along.
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Thou art God.
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The country and culture commonly known as "America" had had a badly split personality all through it...
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It's a long story. Want a refill?"
"No, let's start the steak. Where's the button?"
"Right...
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