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The Sun Magazine

Quotations

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They buried the hatchet, but in a shallow, well-marked grave.

Dorothy Walworth

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The ideal of happiness has always taken material form in the house, whether cottage or castle; it stands for permanence and separation from the world.

Simone de Beauvoir

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They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.

Khalil Gibran

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For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth.

Xenophanes

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War, at first, is the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn’t any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone’s being worse off.

Karl Kraus

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To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.

Joseph Conrad

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I was walking down Fifth Avenue today, and I found a wallet. I was going to keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: Well, if I lost $150, how would I feel? And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.

Emo Philips

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The honeymoon is over when he phones that he’ll be late for supper — and she has already left a note that it’s in the refrigerator.

Bill Lawrence

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The dying process begins the minute we are born, but it accelerates during dinner parties.

Carol Matthau

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After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes: “No hablo inglés.”

Ronnie Shakes