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They use different words for things in America.
For instance they say elevator and we say lift.
They say drapes and we say curtains.
They say president and we say brain damaged git.
-- Alexie Sayle
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They will only cause the lower classes to move about needlessly.
-- The Duke of Wellington, on early steam railroads.
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They're giving bank robbing a bad name.
-- John Dillinger, on Bonnie and Clyde
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Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become
their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
-- G.K. Chesterton, "The Man Who Was Thursday"
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This is a country where people are free to practice their religion,
regardless of race, creed, color, obesity, or number of dangling keys...
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Thompson, if he is to be believed, has sampled the entire rainbow of
legal and illegal drugs in heroic efforts to feel better than he does.
As for the truth about his health: I have asked around about it. I
am told that he appears to be strong and rosy, and steadily sane. But we
will be doing what he wants us to do, I think, if we consider his exterior
a sort of Dorian Gray facade. Inwardly, he is being eaten alive by tinhorn
The disease is fatal. There is no known cure. The most we can do
for the poor devil, it seems to me, is to name his disease in his honor.
>From this moment on, let all those who feel that Americans can be as easily
led to beauty as to ugliness, to truth as to public relations, to joy as to
bitterness, be said to be suffering from Hunter Thompson's disease. I don't
have it this morning. It comes and goes. This morning I don't have Hunter
-- Kurt Vonnegut Jr., on Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Excerpt
from "A Political Disease", Vonnegut's review of "Fear and
Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72"
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"Those who do not do politics will be done in by politics."
-- French Proverb
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Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty
Often have a share in their misfortunes.
-- Bertolt Brecht, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"
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Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the
world is love. The poor know that it is money.
-- Gerald Brenan
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Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are
men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean
without the roar of its many waters.
-- Frederick Douglass