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He said that there was death and taxes, and taxes was worse, because at least death didn’t happen ...
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The reaper does not listen to the harvest.
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Was that what it was really like to be alive? The feeling of darkness dragging you forward?
How...
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ALL THINGS THAT ARE, ARE OURS. BUT WE MUST CARE. FOR IF WE DO NOT CARE, WE DO NOT EXIST. IF WE DO NO...
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New things, new ideas arrived and strutted their stuff and were vilified by some and then lo! that w...
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She sniffed, and smiled a bit, but not too much because if there is one thing worse than someone who...
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...it is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting ca...
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I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental worki...
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Your own brain ought to have the decency to be on your side!
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Welcome to fear, said Moist to himself. It's hope, turned inside out. You know it can't go wrong, yo...
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But, in truth, it had not exactly been gold, or even the promise of gold, but more like the fantasy ...
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Look, he said to his imagination, if this is how you're going to behave, I shan't bring you again.
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The only really sane person in there is Igor, and possibly the turnip. And I'm not sure about the tu...
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And if you couldn't trust the government, who could you trust? Very nearly everyone, come to think o...
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Good or bad, do it as you. Too many lies and there's no truth to go back to.
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You take a bunch of people who don't seem any different from you and me, but when you add them all t...
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How can you protect yourself by carrying a sword if you don’t know how to use it?’
Not me, ...
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I wonder if it's like this for mountain climbers, he thought. You climb bigger and bigger mountains ...
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In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good b...
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Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.
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Ginger: You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?... It's all the people who never f...
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The enemy isn't men, or women, it's bloody stupid people and no one has the right to be stupid.
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In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the
cat, although in this ...
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The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from...
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The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who t...
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You can't build a plot out of jokes. You need tragic relief. And you need to let people know tha...
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I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer's as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal...
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The bravest person I've ever met was a young boy going through massive amounts of treatment for ...
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My advice is this. For Christ's sake, don't write a book that is suitable for a kid of 12 ye...
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It occurred to me that at one point it was like I had two diseases - one was Alzheimer's, and th...
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Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
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Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, ...
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If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still g...
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A European says: I can't understand this, what's wrong with me? An American says: I can't understand...
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HUMAN BEINGS MAKE LIFE SO INTERESTING. DO YOU KNOW, THAT IN A UNIVERSE SO FULL OF WONDERS, THEY HAVE...
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Did I do anything last night that suggested I was sane?
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Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.
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If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's wha...
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It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. "Have you thought of goi...
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It's not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.
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It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it.
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Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
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Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his lif...
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Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended....
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Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and ...
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A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
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Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his l...
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The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.
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