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Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt.[Measure For Measure]
why wait for night to dream?
One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. [Twelfth Night]
Dreaming permits each and everyone of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, --for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it -- not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
The worst old age is that of the mind.
Music causes us to think eloquently.
Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.
Music is only love looking for words.
Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do -- can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.
Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
Please live. Talk, think, act. And sometimes listen to the music... Look at paintings and at times be moved. Laugh a lot, and at times, cry. And if you find a wonderful girl, then you go for her and love her.
Music is the universal language: it is the same anywhere you go in the world.
There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Talking to Laren is like smoking weed: you feel good for a while, but then you feel retarded because you realize you lost brain cells in the process.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Bow-Chick-A-Wow-Wow!
Don't be a pansy! Join low brass.
The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.
What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
No good book or good thing of any kind shows it best face at first. No the most common quality of in a true work of art that has excellence and depth, is that at first sight it produces a certain disappointment.
I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great an absurdity as it is sometimes imagined to be. We generally make up our minds beforehand to the sort of person we should like, grave or gay, black, brown, or fair; with golden tresses or raven locks; -- and when we meet with a complete example of the qualities we admire, the bargain is soon struck.
Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihoodthe virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
Both men and women are fallible. The difference is, women know it.
Winning breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
The fool has to do at last what the wise did at first.
Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact.
Why not waste time that is already wasted?
In me the tiger sniffs the rose.
Love: Before I heard the doctors tell The dangers of a kiss; I had considered kissing you. The nearest thing to bliss. But now I know biology and sit and sigh and moan; six million mad bacteria and I thought we were alone!
One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives. [In the movie Braveheart]
The man who questions opinions is wise. The man who quarrels with facts is a fool.
Maybe it was because like not only finds like; it can't even escape from being found by its like. Even when it's just like in one thing, because even them two with the same like was different.
The recent gain in the stock market is like climbing half-way up a ditch, which is great, but you're still in the ditch
The world is a tradgedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.
There's no trick to being humorous when you have the whole government working for you.
Possibly the worst break up line ever: it's not me, it's you.
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
You can get your appetite elsewhere, as long as you eat at home.
The problem with society is that happiness and intelligence are rarely found in the same person. I guess that's why they say ignorance is bliss.
Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.
They say women talk too much. If you ever worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented yb men.
You can't make harmony with the wrong notes.

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