User:Alan Liefting

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  • "Our civilisation is still in a middle stage, no longer wholly guided by instinct, not yet wholly guided by reason" - Theodore Dreiser, American author.
  • "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw.
  • "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." - Edward Abbey
  • "Hollywood has always been an irresistible, prefabricated metaphor for the crass, the materialistic, the shallow, and the craven." - Neal Gabler (this one needs adding somewhere.)
  • "If humans are to survive we must learn to live on the interest and not the capital of nature." - (Marie via email)
  • "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent" - Salvor Hardin (an Asimov character)
  • "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." - William E. Vaughan
  • "Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy." - Groucho Marx
  • "A hand on your cock is more moral - and more fun - than a finger on the trigger." - Lawrence Lipton
  • "In most traditions of logic repeating a statement until the other party vomits does not adduce truth value." ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 19:40, 4 July 2012 (UTC) [1]

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  • "Pity the thought, is this the price we pay, the price for progress, beauty all swept away?" (or suchlike) - William Pember Reeves


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