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Old 10-21-2004, 04:45 AM   #961
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There is apparently some connection between dissatisfaction with oneself and proneness to credulity. The urge to escape our real self is also an urge to escape the rational and the obvious. The refusal to see ourselves as we are develops a distaste for facts and cold logic. There is no hope for the frustrated in the actual and the possible. Salvation can come to them only from the miraculous, which seeps through a crack in the iron wall of inexorable reality. They asked to be deceived.

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Old 10-21-2004, 06:43 AM   #962
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O, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
But when weve practised quite a while
How vastly we improve our style.

-- J.R. Pope (embellished from Sir Walter Scott)
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:31 PM   #963
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"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on ... shame on ... shame on .............. uh, me. Fool me, uh, ........ uh, you can't get fooled again."

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Old 10-21-2004, 10:21 PM   #964
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A fool may be a dangerous customer, but the fact of his having such a vulnerable top-end turns danger into a first-rate sport; and whatever defects the old administration in Russia had, it must be conceded that it possessed one outstanding virtuea lack of brains.

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Old 10-23-2004, 03:57 AM   #965
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Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too.

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Old 10-23-2004, 06:50 AM   #966
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When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health, that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.

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Old 10-25-2004, 11:02 AM   #968
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Old 10-26-2004, 08:00 AM   #969
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and how many hours a day did you do lessons? said alice in a hurry to change the subject. "ten hours the first day " said the mock turtle, "nine the next and so on." "what a curious plan!" exclaimed alice. "that's the reason they're called lessons." the gryphon remarked: "because they lessen from day to day."

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Old 10-26-2004, 08:23 AM   #970
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A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.

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Old 10-28-2004, 11:45 AM   #971
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:35 PM   #972
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contrariwise, continued tweedledee, if it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be, but as it isn't, it ain't. that's logic.

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Old 10-28-2004, 02:21 PM   #973
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the fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational

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Old 10-28-2004, 03:55 PM   #974
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Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

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Old 10-28-2004, 04:53 PM   #975
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