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Tom Hiddleston photo
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„Imagine if you could actually be that happy?“

—  Jim Carrey Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer 1962

Context: Imagine if you could actually be that happy? That would be powerful, man. People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They'd go "Oh, man — is that happy guy still out there?

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„In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

As quoted by John M. Kost http://www.mackinac.org/bio.aspx?ID=104 (25 July 1995) in S. 946, the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1995: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs (1996).
This appears to derive from a 1910 advertisement by writer Alfred Henry Lewis for a forthcoming series of biographical articles about Roosevelt: "All activity, Mr. Roosevelt has often shown that it is better to do the wrong thing than do nothing at all. In politics this last is peculiarly true. The best thing is to do the right thing; the next best is to do the wrong thing; the worst thing of all things is to stand perfectly still". (e.g. in La Follette's Magazine https://books.google.com/books?id=RV4CAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA183&dq=%22best+thing%22+%22right+thing%22+%22worst+thing%22+nothing&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNksu-nZrMAhVDy2MKHSl1Df8Q6AEIIzAB#v=onepage&q=%22the%20best%20thing%20is%20to%20do%20the%20right%20thing%22&f=false (28 May 1910)
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„Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

„It did not last: the devil, shouting "Ho.
Let Einstein be," restored the status quo.“

—  J. C. Squire British poet, writer, historian, and literary editor 1884 - 1958

"In continuation of Pope on Newton" from Poems (1926); Squire is here extending upon the famous statement of Alexander Pope:
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:
God said, Let Newton be! — and all was light.
As quoted in The Epigrammatists : A Selection from the Epigrammatic Literature of Ancient, Mediæval, and Modern Times (1875) by Henry Philip Dodd, p. 329.

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„Do not doubt him who tells you he is afraid, but be afraid of him who tells you he has no doubts.“

—  Erich Fried Austrian writer 1921 - 1988

Original German text: "Zweifle nicht an dem der dir sagt er hat Angst, aber hab Angst vor dem der dir sagt, er kennt keinen Zweifel."
from "100 Gedichte ohne Vaterland", pub. 1978.

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„Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual. Death in the physical is birth in the spiritual.“

—  Edgar Cayce Purported clairvoyant healer and psychic 1877 - 1945

Source: Reincarnation & Karma

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Mick Jones (The Clash) photo

„He was just there, looking fantastic… the bastard.“

—  Mick Jones (The Clash) British rock guitarist (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite) 1955

As quoted in 3:AM magazine (1994) http://www.3ammagazine.com/musicarchives/2004/nov/interview_paul_simonon.html Mick Jones on Paul Simonon.

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„When you are losing it can seem like there is a black cloud following you around, but like they say there is a silver lining in every cloud.“

—  Mario Andretti Italian-American racing driver 1940

Super Speedway. Dir. Stephen Low. Perf. Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti. DVD. Openwheel Productions Inc., 1997..
1990s

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„First of all, we have to understand what communism is. I mean, to me, real communism, the Soviet communism, is basically a mask for Bolshevism, which is a mask for Judaism.“

—  Роберт Фишер American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008

Press Conference, September 1 1992 http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/92fs$$.htm
1990s

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„Jews hate nature and the natural order, because it's pure and beautiful, and also because it's bigger and stronger than they are, and they feel that they can not fully control it. Nature's beauty and harmony stands in stark contrast to their squalidness and ugliness, and that makes them hate it all the more. Jews are destroyers. They are anti-humans.“

—  Роберт Фишер American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008

Radio Interview, February 19 2005 http://www.geocities.jp/bobbby_b/mp3/F_31_2.MP3I studied that first Karpov-Kasparov match for a year and a half before I cracked it, what they were doing, and discovered that it was all prearranged move-by-move. There's no doubt of it in my mind.Now chess is completely dead. It is all just memorization and prearrangement. It’s a terrible game now. Very uncreative.
2000s

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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