Quote by Natalie Zarzour – chicagotribune.com

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Industrial food is going to kill the stupid people.

Quote by Natalie Zarzour - chicagotribune.com

Quote by Scott Adams Blog: Comic FAIL/Artist’ Secret

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The Artist’s Secret is that all art comes from abnormal brains. So if you create art that satisfies your own tastes, you have created for a market of exactly one abnormal person. If you’re lucky, a handful of other freaks get some joy from your creations too. But it won’t be enough to pay your bills. It’s not a career until you learn to create products that normal people like.

Quote by Scott Adams Blog: Comic FAIL/Artist’ Secret

Quote by Martin Creed on Art – The Observer

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Art is just things in the world, usually an arrangement of colour and shapes. It’s people who have the feelings and the reactions

Quote by Martin Creed on Art - The Observer

The H. L. Mencken Page – A Mencken Cornucopia – guide to H. L. Mencken resources on the Web

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I believe that the evidence for immortality is no better than the evidence of witches, and deserves no more respect.
The H. L. Mencken Page - A Mencken Cornucopia - guide to H. L. Mencken resources on the Web

Quote on age by Ingmar Bergman

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I was a very unpleasant young man. If I met the young Ingmar today I’d say, You’re very talented and I’ll try to help you, but I don’t want anything else to do with you.

Quote on age by Ingmar Bergman

Quote on evolution- Jonathan Meades :: Off-Kilter ep2 2/6

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The wonders of evolution are far more subtle and far more fascinating than the coarse fabrications of those repositories of the ignorants called sacred texts; forgivable 2000 years ago as a means of trying to understand our physical environment, but quite inexcusable today.

Quote on evolution- Jonathan Meades :: Off-Kilter ep2 2/6

David Keenan Quote by BBC NEWS | Help! I’m a Beatles hater

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Anyone who says they are influenced by The Beatles, alarm bells start to go off; it means they are going to be completely ordinary.

David Keenan Quote by BBC NEWS | Help! I’m a Beatles hater

Quote by The Idler » Idle Idols: Robert Louis Stevenson

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It is a sore thing to have laboured along and scaled arduous hilltops, and when all is done, find humanity indifferent to your achievement

The Idler » Idle Idols: Robert Louis Stevenson

Frank Zappa: Rock journalism is people… – The Quotations Page

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Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.

Frank Zappa: Rock journalism is people… - The Quotations Page

Quote Werner Herzog on the director’s chair – Times Online

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I have never had a director’s chair — they are an abomination.

Quote Werner Herzog on the director’s chair - Times Online

Quote by Quote Details: Arthur Schopenhauer: All truth passes through… – The Quotations Page

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All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Quote Details: Arthur Schopenhauer: All truth passes through… - The Quotations Page

Quote by Lloyd George – Times Online

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When they circumcised Herbert Samuel, they threw away the wrong bit.

Quote by Lloyd George - Times Online

Vince Cable/Arab saying on predictions (This is Money)

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Those who claim to forecast the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved to be right.

Vince Cable/Arab saying on predictions (This is Money)

Dominic West (McNulty) on recognition (Evening Standard)

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I was trying to get out of it at every stage. No one was watching it and I’m superficial in that way. I wish I could say I knew this was great, important work but I didn’t care. I wanted lots of people to watch it and I wanted to win awards.

Quote by Interview: TC Boyle | Culture | The Guardian

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Science has killed religion, there’s no hope for the future with seven billion of us on the planet, and the only thing you can do is to laugh in the face of it all.

Interview: TC Boyle | Culture | The Guardian

Quote by Robert Wagner (Scott Eyman review | Times Online).

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Retirement is a collusion between life insurance companies and cruise companies.

Quote by Robert Wagner (Scott Eyman review | Times Online).

Amazon.co.uk: Pieces of My Heart by Robert Wagner

Ex-member of Legion of the Cramped (acecast 2006 archive).

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Bill [Nelson] is one of the four artists whose fan club I ever was member of and Bill’s Acquitted by Mirrors (a lot of the original content now available online) was excellent — with free vinyl EPs and a good magazine containing writing and artwork by Bill. The three others (as if you were interested) — Durutti Column’s “subscription” service, John Foxx’s “The Service” (both shortliving failures — but I’ll gladly hand over fifteen quid anytime to keep Vini going) and The Cramps’ Legion of the Cramped (which was brilliantly run from Scotland by Lindsay Hutton).

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Zsa Zsa Gabor on housekeeping.

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I’m an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house.

Zsa Zsa Gabor on housekeeping.

Historical Slumming – Generation X Dictionary

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The act of visiting locations such as diners, smokestack industrial sites, rural villages — locations where time appears to have been frozen many years back — so as to experience relief when one returns back to “the present.”

Historical Slumming - Generation X Dictionary

Edward O. Wilson on Ants (New York Times)

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Karl Marx was correct: he just applied his theory to the wrong species.

Scientist Edward O. Wilson on Ants (New York Times)

JK Galbraith quote on economists via Times Online

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There are two kinds of economists - those who don’t know the future and those who don’t know they don’t know.

JK Galbraith quote on economists via Times Online

Jacob Jensen on simple ideas.

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If you have to explain your idea, then there is no idea.

Jacob Jensen (Bang&Olufsen designer), in Monocle interview Sep 2008.

Quote by Chris Patten – War on drugs etc (Guardian).

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You do not need to be a grammarian to know that you do not fight wars against common nouns but against personal ones. You fight a war against this or that country or enemy. Wars on drugs, wars on poverty, wars on waste - all these things are idle if grandiose ways of describing doomed political ventures.

Quote by Chris Patten - War on drugs etc (Guardian).

MP Steve Pound compares Chelsea FC to the North Korean army (The Guardian).

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But ultimately it is like watching the North Korean army - you can admire their expertise, but they inspire no affection whatsoever”

MP Steve Pound compares Chelsea FC to the Nortk Korean army (The Guardian).

Quote by Warren Buffett: Now’s the time to be greedy when others are fearful – Times Online

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Those investors who cling now to cash are betting they can efficiently time their move away from it later. In waiting for the comfort of good news, they are ignoring [ice-hockey player] Wayne Gretzky’s advice: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.”

I don’t like to opine on the stock market, and again I emphasise that I have no idea what the market will do in the short term. Nevertheless, I will follow the lead of a restaurant that opened in an empty bank building and then advertised: “Put your mouth where your money was.”

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Quote by No more Mr Nice Guy: Lynn Barber interviews Boris Johnson | Culture | The Observer

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I’ve taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

No more Mr Nice Guy: Lynn Barber interviews Boris Johnson | Culture | The Observer

Quote by Ruth Sutherland: We lost sight of the true worth of things. Now let’s get it back | Comment is free | The Observer

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This collapse is likely to be profitable for one fund manager who has for decades made a point of sticking to his own fundamental notions of value: the American billionaire Warren Buffett. His great mentor was Benjamin Graham, an influential American investor whose key insight was that, on the stock market, there is a deceptively simple duality. Graham called this the Class One versus the Class Two truth. A Class One Truth is a sober assessment of a company’s objective worth at a point in time: the figure you get after you add up the value of its property, cash and other assets, then subtract its debts. A Class Two Truth, by contrast, is based on external factors such as emotion, fashion and herd instinct: it is ‘true’ only for as long as we continue to believe in it, just as a designer handbag is only worth £5,000 if people think so. When there is a discrepancy between the two types of truth on the stock markets, there is a chance to make money.

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Quote by Billy Childish and his weird world – Times Online

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People think I’m an amateur. That’s become a derogatory term, like I don’t know what I’m doing. But the amateur is someone who does things out of love.

Billy Childish and his weird world - Times Online

Ammon Shea who read the Oxford dictionary from A to Z – Times Online

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A dictionary has all the qualities of a great book, just not in the same order.

Ammon Shea who read the Oxford dictionary from A to Z

Quote by BBC business editor Robert Peston, ‘face of the credit crunch’ | Media | The Guardian

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Quote by James Donaghy talks to Bryan Cranston about his new TV series Breaking Bad | Culture | The Guardian

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With shows like The Wire and Dexter there are no more cookie-cutter characters about. It just won’t be accepted any more; the audience is too sophisticated. I really think we’re in another golden age of television right now; the quality and standard of work is much higher than it has been in the past couple of decades.

James Donaghy talks to Bryan Cranston about his new TV series Breaking Bad | Culture | The Guardian

Quote by Roberto Saviano (The Observer).

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What is so fascinating about torturing a girl to death or shooting an innocent teenager? What I want to do is recognise the fantasy, take hold of it and take it apart.

Quote by Roberto Saviano (The Observer).

Palin cannot name a single newspaper or magazine she reads (NJ.com).

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COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read, before you were tapped for this, to stay informed and to understand the world?

PALIN true quotes, folks : I ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press for the media, I mean…

COURIC: Like what ones specifically? I m curious that you…

PALIN: Um, all of em, any of em that um have been in front of me over all these years, um…

COURIC: Can you NAME any of them?

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Guy Browning: How to … be content (The Guardian)

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The path to contentment is well signposted but generally points in the opposite direction to where we want to travel. Instead we rush off getting everything we want and then realise we don’t need any of it. A quicker way to contentment is to realise you don’t need any of the things you think you want before spending 40 years trying to acquire them.

Guy Browning: How to … be content (The Guardian)

Quote by peterbirks: Grey days (City men)

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One of the many drawbacks of working here is that I see far fewer points of interest during the day about which I can write. My journey time is shorter. It mainly involves travelling in the City. City people are boring and predictable. You can tell that they are boring and predictable because they wear loud expensive shirts from TM Lewin or Hawes & Curtis to shout “look at me I’m not boring or predictable” Er, yes you are. Now, please return to Fenchurch Street or Liverpool Street for your train to Billericay or Chelmsford.

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Quote by Joseph Stiglitz: The financial crisis is the fruit of dishonesty on the part of financial institutions | The Guardian

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If any administration can turn this crisis into another depression, it is the Bush administration.

Joseph Stiglitz: The financial crisis is the fruit of dishonesty on the part of financial institutions | The Guardian

Yet another award – but I still can’t read Rushdie (Sexton, Evening Standard)

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When I was a Booker judge myself a few years ago, I had to study his contender, Shalimar the Clown, closely. Did I, on finally giving one of his novels full attention, find myself converted? ‘Fraid not. I slogged through, a militant opponent of every page. I found the overloaded sentences and overbearing manner insufferable. And I didn’t believe a word of it, which never helps.

Now it seems that I have been proved an ass once more, by popular vote, no less. But this Booker of Bookers was an odd affair. A panel of judges first selected a shortlist of six, leaving off such genuinely popular titles as The Life of Pi and The Remains of the Day. Then just that six were put to the vote. Even with online voting and considerable publicity, only 7,800 people bothered to choose the inevitable winner. So, not that popular a vote.

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Nudge — important concept; but dull read (Times).

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It has come because of the failure of two older ideas. The first was post-war, top-down, bureaucratic paternalism - still, bizarrely, kept alive, if only just, by Gordon Brown’s wretched regime. This depended on the economics of John Maynard Keynes and assumed that, ultimately, clever people in the government knew best. The second was neo-liberalism, the cult of the free market that, under Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, became the orthodoxy of the West. This depended on the economics of Milton Friedman and assumed that, ultimately, people, through the workings of the market, knew best. Both had their successes and both failed. With Nudge, Thaler and Sunstein have written the textbook of the Third Way.

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The Wire, The Shield and Dexter: America’s national theatre – Times

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Freed from the demands of advertising and the moral and marketing qualms of the networks, content is once again king, and the result is some of the best storytelling of our time.

The Wire, The Shield and Dexter: America’s national theatre - Times

Quote by Quote Details: Oscar Wilde: Anyone who lives within… – The Quotations Page

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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Oscar Wilde: Anyone who lives within… - The Quotations Page