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The kind of danger people most enjoy is the kind they can watch from
a safe place.
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The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
-- Irving Howe
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The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.
-- Fred Allen
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The Least Successful Defrosting Device
The all-time record here is held by Mr. Peter Rowlands of Lancaster
whose lips became frozen to his lock in 1979 while blowing warm air on it.
"I got down on my knees to breathe into the lock. Somehow my lips
got stuck fast."
While he was in the posture, an old lady passed an inquired if he
was all right. "Alra? Igmmlptk", he replied at which point she ran away.
"I tried to tell her what had happened, but it came out sort of...
muffled," explained Mr. Rowlands, a pottery designer.
He was trapped for twenty minutes ("I felt a bit foolish") until
constant hot breathing brought freedom. He was subsequently nicknamed "Hot
-- Stephen Pile, "The Book of Heroic Failures"
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The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason that He makes
so many of them.
-- Abraham Lincoln
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The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the
societies in which they occur.
-- A.N. Whitehead
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The man who raises a fist has run out of ideas.
-- H.G. Wells, "Time After Time"
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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two
chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
-- Carl Jung
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The minute a man is convinced that he is interesting, he isn't.