“Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working.” – Albert Giacometti (sculptor)

“There’s a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I’m not there yet.” -Randy Pausch (1960-2008)

“It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

“Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.” – Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” – Frank Zappa

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” – Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

“It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts.” – G. B. Burgin

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” – Auric Goldfinger, in “Goldfinger” by Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

“A clever man commits no minor blunders.” – Goethe (1749-1832)

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” – Richard Bach

“A witty saying proves nothing.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

“Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.” – James Stephens (1882-1950)

“The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.” – Henry Kissinger (1923-)

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

“It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.” – Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947)

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” – Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

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