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Chapter 8

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations. [1]

William Wordsworth

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. [2]

Samuel Beckett

There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet. [3]

Jean-Paul Satre

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company. [4]

Umberto Eco

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. [5]

John Ruskin

Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. [6]

Gabriel García Márquez

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. [7]

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. [8]

Bill Maher

We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists. [9]

Marcel Proust

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. [10]

Christopher Hitchens

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks. [11]

John Dewey

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. [12]

Flannery O'Connor

The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention. [13]

Geoffrey Chaucer

The guilty think all talk is of themselves. [14]

J.M. Barrie

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. [15]

Alfred Tennyson

I am a part of all that I have met. [16]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. [17]

Adolf Hitler

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. [18]

Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. [19]

Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. [20]

Henry James

Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had? [21]

Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. [22]

Joe Rogan

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion. [23]

Thomas Sowell

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. [24]

Charles Darwin

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. [25]

Richard Dawkins

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. [26]

Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. [27]

Emil Cioran

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other. [28]

Ernest Hemingway

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. [29]

Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen [30]

Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. [31]

E.O. Wilson

If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth. [32]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. [33]

John Locke

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. [34]

Eudora Welty

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. [35]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. [36]

Richard Feynman

What I cannot create, I do not understand. [37]

James Joyce

Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance. [38]

Albert Camus

I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day. [39]

William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. [40]

Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey. [41]

George W. Bush

Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning? [42]

Gore Vidal

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. [43]

John Steinbeck

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty. [44]

Virginia Woolf

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. [45]

James Madison

A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. [46]

Thomas Paine

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. [47]

Henri Poincare

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. [48]

Jane Austen

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. [49]

William F. Buckley Jr.

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. [50]

Stephen Hawking

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. [51]

Walt Whitman

Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul. [52]

Arthur Conan Doyle

Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields. [53]

John Milton

They also serve who only stand and wait. [54]

Immanuel Kant

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. [55]

Jonathan Swift

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. [56]

Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. [57]

Mark Twain

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. [58]

Franz Kafka

You are free, and that is why you are lost. [59]

Carl Sagan

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. [60]

Voltaire

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. [61]

Denis Diderot

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers. [62]

Noam Chomsky

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. [63]

Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not. [64]

Arthur Schopenhauer

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. [65]

Frederick the Great

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. [66]

Gustave Flaubert

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars. [67]

Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. [68]

Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love. [69]

David Hume

Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few. [70]

John Berger

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. [71]

James Anthony Froude

Instruction does not prevent waste of time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all. [72]

André Malraux

What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets. [73]

André Gide

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. [74]

Douglas Adams

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. [75]

George Eliot

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. [76]

Toni Morrison

In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate. [77]

George Orwell

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. [78]

William Faulkner

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. [79]

Elizabeth I of England

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested. [80]

Jack Kerouac

Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars. [81]

Baruch Spinoza

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. [82]

John Stuart Mill

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. [83]

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. [84]

Isaac Newton

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. [85]

Charles Dickens

Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. [86]

José Saramago

Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts. [87]

William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. [88]

Dante Alighieri

The Love that moves the sun and the other stars. [89]

George Bernard Shaw

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. [90]

In Order of Appearance

Each chapter features the same authors in the same order! Different quotes.


  1. Friedrich Nietzsche - 12 ↩︎

  2. William Wordsworth - 63 ↩︎

  3. Samuel Beckett - 28 ↩︎

  4. Jean-Paul Satre - 202 ↩︎

  5. Umberto Eco - 390 ↩︎

  6. John Ruskin - 212 ↩︎

  7. Gabriel García Márquez - 24 ↩︎

  8. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - 13 ↩︎

  9. Bill Maher - 11 ↩︎

  10. Marcel Proust - 54 ↩︎

  11. Christopher Hitchens - 1 ↩︎

  12. John Dewey - 47 ↩︎

  13. Flannery O'Connor - 154 ↩︎

  14. Geoffrey Chaucer - 162 ↩︎

  15. J.M. Barrie - 186 ↩︎

  16. Alfred Tennyson - 73 ↩︎

  17. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - 205 ↩︎

  18. Adolf Hitler - 65 ↩︎

  19. Leo Tolstoy - 25 ↩︎

  20. Oscar Wilde - 56 ↩︎

  21. Henry James - 181 ↩︎

  22. Adam Smith - 19 ↩︎

  23. Joe Rogan - 46 ↩︎

  24. Thomas Sowell - 383 ↩︎

  25. Charles Darwin - 114 ↩︎

  26. Richard Dawkins - 2 ↩︎

  27. Henry David Thoreau - 180 ↩︎

  28. Emil Cioran - 146 ↩︎

  29. Ernest Hemingway - 22 ↩︎

  30. Winston Churchill - 400 ↩︎

  31. Albert Einstein - 69 ↩︎

  32. E.O. Wilson - 142 ↩︎

  33. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 15 ↩︎

  34. John Locke - 49 ↩︎

  35. Eudora Welty - 150 ↩︎

  36. F. Scott Fitzgerald - 152 ↩︎

  37. Richard Feynman - 58 ↩︎

  38. James Joyce - 14 ↩︎

  39. Albert Camus - 9 ↩︎

  40. William Shakespeare - 8 ↩︎

  41. Victor Hugo - 60 ↩︎

  42. George W. Bush - 167 ↩︎

  43. Gore Vidal - 170 ↩︎

  44. John Steinbeck - 215 ↩︎

  45. Virginia Woolf - 393 ↩︎

  46. James Madison - 193 ↩︎

  47. Thomas Paine - 382 ↩︎

  48. Henri Poincare - 179 ↩︎

  49. Jane Austen - 44 ↩︎

  50. William F. Buckley Jr. - 397 ↩︎

  51. Stephen Hawking - 59 ↩︎

  52. Walt Whitman - 394 ↩︎

  53. Arthur Conan Doyle - 88 ↩︎

  54. John Milton - 50 ↩︎

  55. Immanuel Kant - 42 ↩︎

  56. Jonathan Swift - 52 ↩︎

  57. Aristotle - 31 ↩︎

  58. Mark Twain - 26 ↩︎

  59. Franz Kafka - 23 ↩︎

  60. Carl Sagan - 20 ↩︎

  61. Voltaire - 61 ↩︎

  62. Denis Diderot - 36 ↩︎

  63. Noam Chomsky - 4 ↩︎

  64. Benjamin Franklin - 99 ↩︎

  65. Arthur Schopenhauer - 91 ↩︎

  66. Frederick the Great - 158 ↩︎

  67. Gustave Flaubert - 175 ↩︎

  68. Bertrand Russell - 10 ↩︎

  69. Edgar Allan Poe - 21 ↩︎

  70. David Hume - 35 ↩︎

  71. John Berger - 206 ↩︎

  72. James Anthony Froude - 190 ↩︎

  73. André Malraux - 76 ↩︎

  74. André Gide - 75 ↩︎

  75. Douglas Adams - 37 ↩︎

  76. George Eliot - 164 ↩︎

  77. Toni Morrison - 387 ↩︎

  78. George Orwell - 40 ↩︎

  79. William Faulkner - 62 ↩︎

  80. Elizabeth I of England - 145 ↩︎

  81. Jack Kerouac - 187 ↩︎

  82. Baruch Spinoza - 98 ↩︎

  83. John Stuart Mill - 51 ↩︎

  84. Ludwig Wittgenstein - 53 ↩︎

  85. Isaac Newton - 43 ↩︎

  86. Charles Dickens - 6 ↩︎

  87. José Saramago - 219 ↩︎

  88. William James - 398 ↩︎

  89. Dante Alighieri - 127 ↩︎

  90. George Bernard Shaw - 163 ↩︎

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