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A large part of the public sentiment was my own, ... They saw an absurd quality, a mendacious quality in many of our political leaders and business leaders.
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But that was war. Just about all he could find in its favor was that it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents.
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Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.
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Every writer I know has trouble writing.
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Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.
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He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
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He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it.
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He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
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Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about.
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I don't believe in miracles because it's been a long time since we've had any.
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I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service.
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I think in every country that there is at least one executive who is scared of going crazy.
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I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.
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Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
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My drawings have been described as pre-intentionalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.
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Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them.
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Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
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Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
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Procastination is the thief of time.
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Rise above principal and do what's right.
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