„Out of everything I've lost, I miss my mind the most!“

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English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948

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„Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

As quoted in An Enemy Called Average (1990) by John L. Mason, p. 55.
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„It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

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„I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

As quoted in: [J. L.] Elkhorne. Edison — The Fabulous Drone, in 73 Vol. XLVI, No. 3 (March 1967) http://www.arimi.it/wp-content/73/03_March_1967.pdf, p. 52
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„I can resist everything except temptation.“

—  Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Lord Darlington, Act I
Variant: I can resist everything except temptation
Source: Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)

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„I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don't want to live on in the hearts of my countrymen; I want to live on in my apartment.“

—  Woody Allen, The Illustrated Woody Allen Reader

The joke about immortality also appears in On Being Funny (1975)
In an interview in Rolling Stone magazine from April 9, 1987, Allen said "Someone once asked me if my dream was to live on in the hearts of people, and I said I would prefer to live on in my apartment."
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„I'm not young enough to know everything.“

—  J. M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton

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„I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Variant: I am easily satisfied with the very best.

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„I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

No known source in Oscar Wilde's works. Earliest known example of a similar quote comes from a 2001 usenet post https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.atheism/ZadPWBw-wew/G_3tx370wpoJ (not attributed to Wilde)
Attributed to Wilde on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/15736-i-don-t-want-to-go-to-heaven-none-of-my?page=83 some time on or before January 2008.
Bears some resemblance to Machiavelli's deathbed dream https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Niccol%C3%B2_Machiavelli#Disputed.
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„A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's—she changes it oftener.“

—  Oliver Herford American writer 1863 - 1935

Saturday Review of Literature, Volume 26 (1943), p. 4.
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„You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be.“

—  Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955

Source: Cure for the Common Life : Living In Your Sweet Spot (2005), p. 18

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„Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) edited by Geoff Tibballs, p. 299
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„Three things are in your head: First, everything you have experienced from the day of your birth until right now.“

—  Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012

The Paris Review interview (2010)
Context: Three things are in your head: First, everything you have experienced from the day of your birth until right now. Every single second, every single hour, every single day. Then, how you reacted to those events in the minute of their happening, whether they were disastrous or joyful. Those are two things you have in your mind to give you material. Then, separate from the living experiences are all the art experiences you’ve had, the things you’ve learned from other writers, artists, poets, film directors, and composers. So all of this is in your mind as a fabulous mulch and you have to bring it out. How do you do that? I did it by making lists of nouns and then asking, What does each noun mean? You can go and make up your own list right now and it would be different than mine. The night. The crickets. The train whistle. The basement. The attic. The tennis shoes. The fireworks. All these things are very personal. Then, when you get the list down, you begin to word-associate around it. You ask, Why did I put this word down? What does it mean to me? Why did I put this noun down and not some other word? Do this and you’re on your way to being a good writer. You can’t write for other people. You can’t write for the left or the right, this religion or that religion, or this belief or that belief. You have to write the way you see things.

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