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Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect.
Alan Moore
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To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
Alan Moore
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To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
Alan Moore
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Language comes first. It's not that language grows out of consciousness, if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious.
Alan Moore
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War is a perversion of sex.
Alan Moore
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Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'.
Alan Moore
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Mel Gibson
That's like asking you to pick your favorite child... I do however, think Bird on a Wire was one of my finest works. Oscar caliber.
Mel Gibson
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Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
Joseph Priestley
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I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men.
Clement Freud
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I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work.
Tanith Lee
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In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
George Mikes
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All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.
Anna Jameson
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A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.
Anna Jameson
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Genre categories are irrelevant. I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote.
Tanith Lee
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Lawrence Durrell
I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
Lawrence Durrell
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I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears.
James Herriot
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Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
B. Priestley
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On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
George Mikes
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Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
George Mikes
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When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England.
George Mikes
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You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
George Douglas
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Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
George Douglas
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There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
George Douglas
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Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
George Douglas
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Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
George Douglas
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What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
George Douglas
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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
George Douglas
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The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day.
George Douglas
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Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
George Douglas
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Jane Austen
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen
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