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An orgy looks particularly alluring seen through the mists of righteous indignation.
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Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it.
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Civilization - a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.
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Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
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Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.
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Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.
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Good taste and humour are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.
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He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
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History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
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How do I know pornography depraves and corrupts? It depraves and corrupts me.
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I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
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It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.
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My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
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Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
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One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
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One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
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People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.
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Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century.
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Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.
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St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
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Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
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Television was not invented to make human beings vacuous, but is an emanation of their vacuity.
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The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.
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The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
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The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they're liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it can't be realized.
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The truth is that a lost empire, lost power and lost wealth provide perfect circumstances for living happily and contentedly in our enchanted island.
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There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.
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This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.
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Travel, of course, narrows the mind.
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