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" The function of memory is not only to preserve, but also to throw away. If you remembered everything from your entire life, you would be sick. "
" Our life is full of empty space. "
" When someone has to intervene to defend the liberty of the press, that society is sick. "
" Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth. "
" Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear. "
" The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb. "
" I could work in the shower if I had plastic paper. "
" The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. "
" Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, 'How are you, you old scoundrel!' clearly I don't really mean he's a scoundrel. "
" The grandeur of Jerusalem is also... its problem. "
" I write what I write. "
" To read a paper book is another experience: you can do it on a ship, on the branch of a tree, on your bed, even if there is a blackout. "
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" Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame. "
" I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. "
" But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. "
" The mobile phone... is a tool for those whose professions require a fast response, such as doctors or plumbers. "
" The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. "
" All the religious wars that have caused blood to be shed for centuries arise from passionate feelings and facile counter-positions, such as Us and Them, good and bad, white and black. "
" Musical compositions can be very sad - Chopin - but you have the pleasure of this sadness. The cheap consolation is: you will be happy. The higher consolation is the pleasure and recognition of your unhappiness, the pleasure of having recognised that fate, destiny and life are such as they are and so you reach a higher form of consciousness. "
" Many people who no longer go to church end up falling prey to superstition. "
" With all of its defects, the global market makes war less likely, even between the U.S.A. and China. "
" You die, but most of what you have accumulated will not be lost; you are leaving a message in a bottle. "
" Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale. "
" The question of manuscript changes is very important for literary criticism, the psychology of creation and other aspects of the study of literature. "
" Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings. "