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Norman Mailer

Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.

The Relativity of Wrong

John, when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.
Asimov to John Campbell

Thomas H. Huxley

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman’s cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.

Mark Twain

Never learn to do anything: if you don’t learn, you’ll always find someone else to do it for you.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born.

George Carlin

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

Logan Pearsall Smith

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.

Quentin Crisp

If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.

Herm Albright

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Elbert Hubbard

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.