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"Richard, in being so fierce toward my vampire, you were doing
what you wanted to do, even though you thought it was going to hurt
somebody else. He even told you he'd be hurt if..."
"He was going to suck my blood!"
"Which is what we do to anyone when we tell them we'll be hurt
if they don't live our way."
"The thing that puzzles you," he said, "is an accepted saying that
happens to be impossible. The phrase is hurt somebody else. We choose,
ourselves, to be hurt or not to be hurt, no matter what. Us who decides.
Nobody else. My vampire told you he'd be hurt if you didn't let him? That's
his decision to be hurt, that's his choice. What you do about it is your
decision, your choice: give him blood; ignore him; tie him up; drive a stake
through his heart. If he doesn't want the holly stake, he's free to resist,
in whatever way he wants. It goes on and on, choices, choices."
"When you look at it that way..."
"Listen," he said, "it's important. We are all. Free. To do.
Whatever. We want. To do."
-- Richard Bach, "Illusions"
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Rincewind looked down at him and grinned slowly. It was a wide, manic, and
utterly humourless rictus. It was the sort of grin that is normally
accompanied by small riverside birds wandering in and out, picking scraps
out of the teeth.
-- Terry Pratchett, "The Lure of the Wyrm"
|Linux People: 813 of 1231|
Rudeness is a weak man's imitation of strength.
|Linux People: 814 of 1231|
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
-- George Orwell, "Reflections on Gandhi"
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Sanity and insanity overlap a fine grey line.
|Linux People: 816 of 1231|
Sanity is the trademark of a weak mind.
-- Mark Harrold
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Say no, then negotiate.
|Linux People: 818 of 1231|
Say something you'll be sorry for, I love receiving apologies.
|Linux People: 819 of 1231|
Scenery is here, wish you were beautiful.
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Schizophrenia beats being alone.