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"I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones." - John Cage

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." - Dom Helder Camara

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell

"Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day." - Albert Camus

"I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice." - Albert Camus

"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." - Albert Camus

"A free lunch is only found in mousetraps." - John Capuzz

"Your fear seems to hide deep inside your mind" - Irene Cara

"Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken." - Orson Rega Card

"If I wanted to doubt then I could doubt endlessly. But at some point a person has to stop questioning and act, and at that point you have to trust something to be true. You have to act as if something is true, and so you choose the thing you have the most reason to believe in, you have to live in the world that you have the most hope in." - Orson Scott Card, Call of the Earth

"I have no secret thoughts... or rather, they're not secret because I've withheld them - if they're unknown, it's because no one asked." - Orson Scott Card, Earthborn

"People are what they want to be." - Orson Scott Card, Earthfall

"They say that love conquers all, they say that because they're idiots." - Orson Scott Card, Enchantment

"Some people are so right they never learn a thing." - Orson Scott Card, Hart's Hope

"Damn her for forcing him to discover things like this about himself." - Orson Scott Card, Homebody

"I want the truth, no matter how hard it is to hear it." - Orson Scott Card, Lovelock

"I think that I don't know you... No, that's wrong. I think that I didn't know you before, even though I thought I knew you, and now that I finally know you, I don't really know you at all." - Orson Scott Card, The Memory of Earth

"Contempt is so easy." - Orson Scott Card, Songmaster

"The answer was so obvious to her that she clearly didn't understand a word he was saying." - Orson Scott Card, Treasure Box

"I've been loving a lie." - Orson Scott Card, Treasure Box

"Man, it's cold in Cleveland in the winter. Whatever happened with this global warming thing? I don't feel it. Every day in the winter, I'm outside with my aerosol can, spraying. Fuck the grandchildren! I'm cold NOW!" - Drew Carey

"Everyday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive." - George Carlin

"I was a loner as a child. I had an imaginary friend -- I didn't bother with him." - George Carlin

"McDonald's 'breakfast for under a dollar' actually costs much more that that. You have to factor in the cost of coronary bypass surgery." - George Carlin

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups." - George Carlin

"People love to admit they have bad handwriting or that they can't do math. And they will readily admit to being awkward: I'm such a klutz! But they will never admit to having a poor sense of humor or being a bad driver." - George Carlin

"There's a humorous side to every situation. The challenge is to find it." - George Carlin

"The very existence of flame throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done." - 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?" - George Carlin

"What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?" - George Carlin

"When something is 'new and improved', which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it." - George Carlin

"But never forget that you can only stumble if you're moving." - Richard P. Carlton

"It is sad and wrong to be so dependent for the life of my life on any human being as I am on you; but I cannot by any force of logic cure myself at this date, when it has become second nature." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"If Jesus Christ were to come today, people wouldn't even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it." - Thomas Carlyle

"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world." - Thomas Carlyle

"Originality is a thing we constantly clamor for, and constantly quarrel with." - Thomas Carlyle

"Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil." - Thomas Carlyle

"Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are." - Thomas Carlyle

"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books." - Thomas Carlyle

"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." - Andrew Carnegie

"He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave." - Andrew Carnegie

"Happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think." - Dale Carnegie

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about." - Dale Carnegie

"When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil." - Dale Carnegie

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people, than you will in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie

"No matter how many precautions you take, you still can't prevent your parents from ruining your life." - The Carol Burnett Show

"You've gotta know happy. You've gotta know sad. 'Cause you're gonna know lonely and you're gonna know sad" - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again." - Jim Carrey

"I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." - Lewis Carroll

"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"I give myself very good advice but I very seldom follow it. That explains the trouble that I'm always in." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"Cheshire Cat: We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.

Alice: How do you know I'm mad?

Cheshire Cat: You must be... or you wouldn't have come here." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"Alice: Which road do I take?

Cheshire Cat: Where do you want to go?

Alice: I don't know.

Cheshire Cat: Then... it doesn't matter." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"'I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: 'only today I happen to have a headache.'" - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

"New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved." - Johnny Carson

"Dance anyway." - Deanna Carter

"Live life to the fullest for the future is scarce." -Nick Carter

"I had already learned from more than a decade of political life that I was going to be criticized no matter what I did, so I might as well be criticized for something I wanted to do." - Rosalynn Carter

"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be." - Rosalynn Carter

"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls." - Matt Cartmill

"The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers." - Jamais Cascio

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - M. Kathleen Casey

"What people really need is a good listening-to." - Mary Lou Casey

"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castaneda

"What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets." - Dracula, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (a computer game)

"Let them not seek to discover who I was

from all that I have done and said.

An obstacle was there that transformed

the deeds and the manner of my life.

An obstacle was there that stopped me

many times when I was about to speak.

Only from my most imperceptible deeds

and my most covert writings -

from these alone will they understand me.

But perhaps it isn't worth exerting

such care and such effort for them to know me.

Later, in the more perfect society,

surely some other person created like me

will appear and act freely." - C.P. Cavafy

"He'll rekindle all those dreams it took you a lifetime to destroy." - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear." - Dick Cavett

"How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can't even trust his own pants!" - C'era una volta il West

"Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn." - Miguel de Cervantes

"I am the primitive of the method I have invented." - Paul Cezanne

"To show my appreciation I will make better films." - Jackie Chan at the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

"Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage." - Charlie Chaplin

"I have a stepladder. It's a very nice stepladder, but it's sad that I never knew my real ladder." - Craig Charles

"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have." - Emile Chartier

"Alyssa: For you, fucking is you inside some girl you hardly know, jackhammering away, not noticing that bored look in her eyes.

Banky: Hey, I always notice that bored look in their eyes." - Chasing Amy

"In some cases, non-violence requires more militancy than violence." - Cesar Chavez

"Man is what he believes." - Anton Chekhov

"He's just a man - like any other man you'd meet in Greek mythology" - Cheers

"Sam: What are you up to Norm?

Norm: My ideal weight if I were eleven feet tall." - Cheers

"What color is the sky in your world?" - Cheers

"Medvedyenko: Why do you always wear black?

Masha: I'm in mourning for my life" - Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

"Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so." - Lord Chesterfield

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." - G.K. Chesterton

"'My country, right or wrong,' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying... It is like saying, 'My mother, drunk or sober.'" - Gilbert K. Chesterton

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." - G.K. Chesterton

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." - G. K. Chesterton

"Never let a fool kiss you. And never let a kiss fool you" - Lan Cheung

"Remember, if you ever need someone to put a smile on your face, I can do it surgically" - Chicago Hope

"Appreciate anything - even if it seems silly. Look around you for something to appreciate. Look at a lamp and appreciate Thomas Edison. Look at the carpet and be glad it's not cement. Look at a chair and be happy you don't have to sit on the floor all the time." - Doc Childre

"A closed mind is like a closed book: just a block of wood." - Chinese Proverb

"A courtyard common to all will be swept by none." - Chinese Proverb

"If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man." - Chinese Proverb

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." - Chinese Proverb

"Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome." - Chinese Proverb

"Love your neighbors, but don't pull down the fence." -Chinese Proverb

"In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter." - Chinese proverb

"That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change; but that they build a nest in your hair, this you can prevent." - Chinese Proverb

"Knowledge is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich." - Tao Te Ching

"Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing." - Meg Chittenden

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." - Noam Chomsky

"It sometimes entered Mr. Pontellier's mind to wonder if his wife were not growing a little unbalanced mentally. He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world." - Kate Chopin, The Awakening

"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them." - Agatha Christie

"I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble." - Agatha Christie

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." - Agatha Christie

"If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody." - Agatha Christie

"Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice." - Agatha Christie

"The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years." - Agatha Christie

"Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day." - Ching Ning Chu

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile ? hoping it will eat him last." - Winston Churchill

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a lifetime by what we give." - Winston Churchill

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." - Winston Churchill

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Sir Winston Churchill

"Democracy is the worst system devised by the wit of man, except for all the others" - Winston Churchill

"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." - Winston Churchill

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston Churchill

"Remember the story of the Spanish prisoner. For many years he was confined in a dungeon... One day it occurred to him to push the door of his cell. It was open; and it had never been locked." - Winston Churchill

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"You can always rely on America to do the right thing -- once it has exhausted the alternatives." - Winston Churchill

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