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We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Play that funky music, white boy.

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

- W. B. Yeats:  The Second Coming
At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art. Then life will find its very existence from the arts.

Once you have them by the balls,
their hearts and minds will follow.

- Attributed to Teddy Roosevelt
Who are you?
He never gave me a name.
Then why do you now weep for him?
He was my father.

- Explorer questioning the monster about Victor Frankenstein, in the movie Mary Shelly's Frankenstein
Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

- Robert Oppenheimer's second thought, upon witnessing the first nuclear explosion. from the Baghivad Gita.
Thank god it worked.

- Robert Oppenheimer's first thought, upon witnessing the first nuclear explosion.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?

Well, I had to leave town
because of Uncle Sam's deal.
I guess my good lovin'
done lost its appeal.

The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you
And I would give anything I own
Give up my life, my heart, my home ...

- Written by David Gates of the group Bread
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

- American author Edward Abbey
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

- Thomas Edison
No one shall expel us from the paradise that Cantor has created for us.

- Mathematician David Hilbert, referring to Georg Cantor, the mathematician who made infinity real.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

God does not exist,
and Paul Dirac is his prophet.

God don't make no mistakes.
That's how He got to be God.

- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
There aren't enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

- English physicist Paul Dirac
Great minds discuss ideas,
average minds discuss events,
small minds discuss people.

- Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt  1
So your sickness weighs a ton.
And god's name is Smack to some.

- The song God Smack, by Alice in Chains,

We learn from history that
we do not learn from history.

- German Philosopher Georg Friedrich Hegel
There are rhythms in the world waiting for words to be written to them

- Written by Dream Expert Patricia Garfield
A man'll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But even the Devil can't fool a dog!

- From Twilight Zone Episode: The Hunt.
Written by Earl Hamner Jr.
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.

Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything. It’s enough that the people know there has been a vote.

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark, All the sweet green icing flowing down. Someone left the cake out in the rain ...

- Written by Richard Harris
The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.

- Journalist Heywood Broun
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

- Kurtz (M. Brando) to Martin Sheen, Apocolypse Now, after Sheen says he's an assassin come to kill Kurtz.
Good artists copy. Great artists steal.

- Attributed to Pablo Picasso
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.

- Charles Darwin  (Personally, I believe Shakespeare is the most overrated writer in recent centuries. -JR)
We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.

I always keep a supply of liquor handy in case I see a snake- which I also keep handy.

- Attributed to W. C. Fields
The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.

- Danish physicist Niels Bohr
A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.

- Playwrite Jerome Lawrence, with Robert Edwin Lee.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

- James Branch Cabell. (Often misattributed to Robert Oppenmeimer.)

1. These days, the actual authors of certain quotes are in dispute. In such
cases, I've attempted to resolve the issue by consulting sources such as
Quote Investigator

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