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I’m looking for mushrooms. Giant ones, specifically of the deadly poisonous variety.”“How come?”“Monday is Teacher Appreciation Day, and I was thinking of making a nice quiche for Miss Keener.

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I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.

I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.
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Art does not have to be dull, to be effective; the artist does not have to

Art does not have to be dull, to be effective; the artist does not have to be a bore, to be real.
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The guillotine is the ultimate expression of Law, and its name is vengeance

The guillotine is the ultimate expression of Law, and its name is vengeance; it is not neutral, nor does it allow us to remain neutral.
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You don't know what would have happened if I hadn't pushed. Nobody knows. I

You don't know what would have happened if I hadn't pushed. Nobody knows. I did it the way I did it, and it worked. Above all, it worked.
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Intellectual capacity is a precondition for becoming a man of knowledge.

Intellectual capacity is a precondition for becoming a man of knowledge.
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Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in

Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.
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I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children . . . do not

I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children . . . do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is the gateway drug to other books you may prefer.
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If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.
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Reticence was clearly a national characteristic, even if the other person s

Reticence was clearly a national characteristic, even if the other person spoke French.
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And so the picture that I showed her that Sunday, a picture I'd seen countl

And so the picture that I showed her that Sunday, a picture I'd seen countless times since I was a boy, brought home to me for the first time the strangeness of my relationship to the people I was interviewing, people who were rich in memories but poor in
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All the golden societies of the past to which historians point and turn the

All the golden societies of the past to which historians point and turn their wistful smiles have had what patience-players would call a discard pile. They operated on two levels with a slave class who worked, ate, slept, and died and a leisured class who
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They believe civilization weakens natural selection. They do nature’s work

They believe civilization weakens natural selection. They do nature’s work so that we do not become a soft race.
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