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To live outside the law, you must be honest.

—Bob Dylan, 1966

When I do a show, the whole show revolves around me, and if I don’t show up, they can just forget it.

—Ethel Merman, c. 1955

War is the child of pride, and pride the daughter of riches.

—Jonathan Swift, 1697

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.

—E.B. White, 1977

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.

—Wendell Phillips, 1859

I’ve got some shit I’m conservative about and some shit I’m liberal about. Crime—I’m conservative. Prostitution—I’m liberal.

—Chris Rock, 2008

Whatever the apparent cause of any riots may be, the real one is always want of happiness.

—Thomas Paine, 1792

Though the boys throw stones at frogs in sport, yet the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest.

—Bion of Smyrna, c. 100 BC

God is a complex of ideas formed by the tribe, the nation, and humanity, which awake and organize social feelings and aim to link the individual to society and to bridle the zoological individualism.

—Maxim Gorky, 1913

The future comes like an unwelcome guest.

—Edmund Gosse, 1873

Home is wherever I go.

—Indira Gandhi, 1955

Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need—a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.

—Jerome K. Jerome, 1889

There are times when reality becomes too complex for oral communication. But legend gives it a form by which it pervades the whole world.

—Jean-Luc Godard, 1965