Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Americans are very impressionable people; they see what they want to see. I have a lot of respect for them. I am not upset at all that I ended up on this list. If they want to see the devil, let them see him.

Yevgeny Prigozhin
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Beauty conforms to the demands of the spirit.

Mark Rothko
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I often can’t tell if people are at peace or just being dull.

Heinrich Karl “Charles” Bukowski
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Talent is like the marksman who hits a target that others cannot reach, genius like one who hits a target beyond where others can even see…

Arthur Schopenhauer
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Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Excellence has no sex.

Eva Hesse
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…most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people.

Christopher Wolfgang Alexander 
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If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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You really can’t think of a self-driving vehicle as merely a car—fundamentally, it’s a robot on four wheels that looks and feels like a car.

Jan Becker
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I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters.

Donald Trump
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A man‘s ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful, while his knowledge, so called, is oftentimes worse than useless, besides being ugly. Which is the best man to deal with, he who knows nothing about a subject, and, what is extremely rare, knows that he knows nothing, or he who really knows something about it, but thinks that he knows all?

Henry David Thoreau
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You won’t find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains.

Hunter S. Thompson
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The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.

Mark Twain
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Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

Groucho Marx
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Saying that cultural objects have value is like saying that telephones have conversations.

Brian Eno
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In his highest flights, musical and architectural above all, for they are one, man gives the illusion of rivaling the order, the majesty and the splendor of the heavens.

Henry Miller
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Creativity is the residue of time wasted.

Albert Einstein
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There are no born masters of typography.

Jan Tschichold
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How to write a good short story:

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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