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"Right now she is getting on with her life" - Van Halen's Right Now video

"We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally appear disguised before ourselves" - Francios, Duke de la Rouchefoucauld

"Frightened by a dream? You're not the only one. Running like the wind thoughts can come undone. Dancing behind masks, just subtle pantomime. But images reveal whatever lonely hearts can't hide" - Joe Esposito

"If the Venus de Milo had been made of Styrofoam, she would still have arms" - Darryl Henriques, 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Pave the Earth

"What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them" - J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

"It was clearly a very stupid mattress" - Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters much" - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

"If you want to be an effective leader, you need not only to get people to follow you, you need to go someplace that counts." - Peter Likins

"The world is full of people running" -Elizabeth Swados

"Guildenstern: A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself... Or just as mad
Rosencrantz: And he does both
Guildenstern: So there you are
Rosencrantz: Stark raving sane" - Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

"In the real time world no one sees her at all. They all say she's crazy" - Michael Sembello

"Become illiterate, save a tree" - Darryl Henriques, 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Pave the Earth

"I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind, except that you happen to be insane." - George Orwell, 1984

"Live without hope. Live for the moment." -Charlie Chaplin, Limelight

"Arthur: What's so unpleasant about being drunk?
Ford: You ask a glass of water." - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else" - Nirvana

"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time" - T.S. Eliot

"Darwin was wrong. Man's still an ape" - Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Inherit the Wind

"Suffering is good for your spiritual development... You need to suffer at least ten hours a day" - Mr. Farbstein

"This fall I think you're riding for - it's a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn't permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling. The whole arrangement's designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives, were looking for something or other in their lives, were looking for something their own environment couldn't supply them with. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with. So they gave up looking. They gave it up before they ever really even got started" - J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

"If we fill our hearts with regrets over the failures of yesterday, and with worries for tomorrow, we have no today in which to be thankful" - The Shepherd's Guide

"I'm not bitter... Four years of college. Out in the fucking park. No, I'm not bitter." - Master Lee

"How can you be a realist if nothing's real?" - Paula F.

"Show me a man or a woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent that charming thing we call 'society.' Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they'll reinvent warfare." - Stephen King, The Stand

"I'm too busy acting like I'm not naive" - Nirvana

"New York has gone. No reaction. He'd never seriously believed it existed anyway." - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"He hasn't an enemy in the world. Only his friends hate him." - Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Inherit the Wind

"Orgasms are like potato chips - you can't have just one." - Heather Ennis

"Only fools never doubt" - Camelot

"Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, when's it going to end?" - Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

"How much of myself do I keep and how much of them do I steal." - David W. Elliott, Listen to the Silence

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

"It's all the same when you're lonely" - Elizabeth Swados, Runaways

"Remember to think" - Camelot

"He was terribly pleased that the day was for once working out so much according to plan. Only twenty minutes ago he had decided he would go mad, and now here he was already chasing a Chesterfield sofa across the fields of prehistoric Earth" - Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

"Brady: I do not think about things that I do not think about.
Drummond: Do you ever think about things that you do think about?" - Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Inherit the Wind

"If the things we dream about don't happen to be so that's just an unimportant technicality" - Oscar Hammerstein II, Showboat

"If you think you're hearing something and you can't think what it is. If you feel a quiet longing lift your heart into the wind. There you'll find my kindred spirit. There you'll meet me as a friend. It is just a kindred spirit and a song to let you in." - Cyndi Lauper

"There was a time when nothing really mattered. There was a time when there was nothing I didn't know. There was a time when I knew just what I was living for... There was a time and the time was so long ago" - Meatloaf

"Nothing is ever lost, Sarah. Nothing that can't be found." - Stephen King, Dead Zone

"Don't you think that you need somebody? Don't you think that you need someone? Everybody needs somebody. You're not the only one" - Guns 'n Roses

"Life's too valuable to be spent hiding in a closet" - Murphy Brown

"I would give
to the human race
only hope" - Alice Walker

"I have signed a pact with life: we will not get in each other's way" - Janusz Korczak, Ghetto Diary

"If you don't worry 'bout the future soon or later it's the past. And if they say the thrill is gone - then it's time to take it back." - Meatloaf

"Life in a box is better than no life at all" - Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

"Ford... you're turning into a penguin. Stop it." - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"Why sit alone with your sorrow and kill the day? There may be sunshine tomorrow to fill the day" - Oscar Hammerstein II, Showboat

"Ignite your mind" - promotional video for Southern Methodist University

"Don't damn me when I speak a piece of my mind 'cause silence isn't golden when I'm holding it inside" - Guns 'n Roses

"I am the woman
with the healing eye
the ear that hears.
I am the woman...
Listening to you." - Alice Walker

"When I'm good I'm very, very good. And when I'm bad, I'm not bad. I'm very good at being bad." - Bluebeard

" So never mind
if you're invisible
You always were" - Tom Disch

"Right now, a mad man is wandering the streets of the town you live in." - Van Halen's Right Now video

"I remember when there were no questions... Answers, yes. There were answers to everything... There were answers everywhere you looked" - Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

"In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures creatures from Alpha Centauri. And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before - and thus was the Empire forged." - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"I share no man's opinion, I have my own." - Ivan Sergeyvich

"Who's to say that my light is better than your darkness? Who's to say that death is better than your darkness?" - Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

"Joe: I could do a lot of things if it was necessary.
Queenie: Then why don't you?
Joe: It ain't necessary." - Oscar Hammerstein II, Showboat

"I offer a sound
without a promise
a clue
of what it means." - Alice Walker

"If you don't expect too much from me you might not be let down" - Gin Blossoms

"You live and learn. Or you don't live long." - Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

"Smiling makes my face ache" - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

"The world is an orphanage for grownups" -Elizabeth Swados, Runaways

"Nobody understands quite why we're here. We're searching for answers that never appear." - Guns 'n Roses

"Intelligence without the ability to give and receive affection leads to mental and moral breakdown, to neurosis, and possbily psychosis. And... the mind absorbed in and involved in itself as a self-centered end, to the exclusion of human relationships, can only lead to violence and pain." - Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

"Maybe the eighties will be radical" - Dazed and Confused

A nut is someone whose noose broke" - Joanne Greenberg, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

"That money talks
I'll not deny,
I heard it once:
It said, 'Goodbye'" - Richard Armour

"To be 'matter of fact' about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful." - Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

"Each person carries an entire world within himself, and everything exists twice: once the way it is, the other the way he perceives it with his own eyes and feelings." - Janusz Korczak, The Child's Right to Respect

"Were it not for my companion, I would be having the time of my life" - Dances With Wolves

"I'm not obsessive. I just want more." - Dave B.

"You never grow out of fear" - Soul Asylum

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

"I won't say good morning, because mornings are never good" - Helen H.

"The sun will rise and the moon will set and you learn how to settle for what you get. It'll all work out if we're here or not so who cares? So what?" - Kander and Ebb, Cabaret

"Right now your kid is thinking about sex" - ad by Family Health Council

"If you have taken this rubble for my past
raking through it for fragments you could sell
know that I long ago moved on
deeper into the heart of the matter

If you think you can grasp me, think again:
my story flows on in more than one direction
a delta springing from the riverbed
with its five fingers spread" - Adrienne Rich

"It's raining asparagus" - Marc S.

"That orange is your head; If you open your hand, you will turn into a lighter" - Rich M.

"If marijuana kills all my brain cells, then how come I can still hear them all talking to me?" - Mike D.

"I can make the trees dance any time I want them to" - Joey P.

"Beer is good for me" - Marc O.

"I never smoked pot just because I never had enough brain cells to waste in the first place" - Liz T.

"Although I laugh and act like a clown, beneath this mask I am wearing a frown" - Beatles

"1. You can't win.
2. You can't break even.
3. You can't even quit the game." - Ginsberg's Theorem

"She didn't know if she was going mad or going sane" - Ira Levin, Rosemary's Baby

"Let you mind go, and your body will follow" - L. A. Story
"Move your ass and your mind will follow" - Nico L.
"Move your ass and your man will follow" - Vahan M.

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

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

"Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it" - Jane Wagner

"There's closets in my head where dirty things are kept that never see the light of day. I want to drag them out, go for a walk just to see the look that's on your face" - Crowded House

"In another life you might have been a genius. In another life you might have been a star. In another life your face might've been perfect. In another life you'd drive a better car. In another life all your jokes are funny. In another life your heart is free from fear. In another life you make a lot of money. In this other life everything is clear. In another life you're always the hero. In another life you always win the game. In another life no one ever cheats you. In another life you never have to change. In another life your friends never desert you. In another life you never have to cry. In another life no one ever hurts you. In another life your loved ones never die. But this is the life you have. This is the life. In another life you're always the victim. In another life you're always the thief. In another life you are always lonely. In this other life there is no relief. In your real life treat it like it's special. In your real life try to be more kind. In your real life think of those that love you. In your real life try to be less blind. This is the life you have." - Living Colour

"This is ridiculous. What am I doing here? I'm in the wrong story." - Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods

"Cat: We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
Alice: How do you know I'm mad?
Cat: You must be... or you wouldn't have come here." - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

"If ignorance is bliss, this lesson would appear to be a deliberate attempt on your part to deprive me of happiness, the pursuit of which is my unalienable right according to the Declaration of Independence. I therefore assert my patriotic priveledge not to know this material.
I'll be out in the playground" - Waterson, Calvin and Hobbes

"You tell me that you've got everything you want, and your bird can sing. But you don't get me... You say you've seen seven wonders, and your bird is green. But you can't see me... When your prized possessions start to wear you down look in my direction. I'll be round... When your bird is broken will it bring you down? You may be awoken. I'll be round... Tell me that you've heard every sound there is and your bird can swing. But you can't hear me." - Beatles

"Do not put off for tomorrow, what you can do the day after tomorrow" - Mark Twain

"Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it." - Henry Rollins

"Sometimes you've got to let someone trip on their own shoelace before you tell them to tie their shoe." - Beastie Boys

"Smile... Tomorrow will be worse" - Murphy's Philosophy

"Don't be afraid to say what you are not afraid to think" - Michel de Montaigne

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