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A cult is a religion with no political power.
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A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
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America - It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.
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At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them, as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan.
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Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
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Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.
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Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it, I can't see a painting.
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If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
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If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.
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In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death.
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Is not this the true romantic feeling - not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you?
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It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.
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Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.
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Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
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On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe.
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One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
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Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America - that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
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Pornography was the great vice of the Seventies; plutography - the graphic depiction of the acts of the rich - the the great vice of the Eighties.
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Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions - Politics, like Rock, Pop, and Camp, has its uses.
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Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions.
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The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.
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The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
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The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
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The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
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The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
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There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.
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There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone.
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There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
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This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.
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We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
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We are now in the Me Decade - seeing the upward roll of the third great religious wave in American history.
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