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On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
      — George Orwell, the creator of Big Brother, author

To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
      — George Orwell, creator of Big Brother, author

All you need to start an asylum, is an empty room and the right kind of people.
      — Eugene Pallette in the 1936 film, My Man Godfrey

A leader who keeps his ear to the ground allows his rear end to become a target.
      — Angie Papadakis, political figure

I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that anymore.
      — Dorothy Parker, writer

I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes, because I know I'm not dumb. I also know I'm not blonde.
      — Dolly Parton, singer / songwriter

If I were running the world, I'd have it rain only between 2 and 5 a.m. Anyone out then ought to get wet.
      — William Phelps, author

I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them.
      — Pablo Picasso, artist

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general, and if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.,' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
      — Pablo Picasso, artist

Look out, honey, cause I'm usin' technology; ain't got time to make no apology.
      — Iggy Pop, Musician, singer

Mister, I was made for it.
      — response from Tyrone Power who plays a dissolute character reduced to begging for a job as a circus geek in the film "Nightmare Alley" when the circus boss asks him if he can handle the job

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
      — novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupery's character The Little Prince

The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.
      — Marcel Proust

All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us. They can't get away this time!
      — General "Chesty" Puller during the Korean War, U.S. Military general

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