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There are some people that are so negative they can walk into a dark room and begin to develop.
Les Brown, American motivational speaker, former Ohio politician, You Gotta Be Hungry
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To seek for yesterday

Claus Narr (d.1515), the court jester, in reply to the Elector of Saxony Johann Friedrich I, who was lamenting that he had “lost the day”:

Morgen wollen wir alle fleissig suchcn, und den Tag, den du verloren hast, wohl wieder finden.

(Tomorrow we will all diligently seek for the day you have lost, and no doubt we shall find it again).
cited in Wolfgang Bütner in: 627 Historien von Claus Narren, 21, 51 (1572). (Image)
May
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All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
Douglas Adams, English writer and dramatist (1952-2001), The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (2002)
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For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It’s quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn’t quite that simple. The fried egg isn’t properly a fried egg until it’s been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn’t do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it on a Friday. You can also fry eggs on a Thursday, if you like, or on a cooker. It’s all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while.
Douglas Adams, English writer and dramatist (1952-2001), The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (2002)
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“A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.” “
Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist (1899-1977), Laughter in the Dark, Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1932 
Photo: Vladimir Nabokov looking out of car window. He likes to work in the car, writing on index cards. - LIFE (Ithaca State, NY, 1958)
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David Macaulay, British-born American illustrator and writer, Baaa, Sandpiper, 1985.

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"Hello, what’s your name?"
“My name is Mr. Fischer, what’s your name?”
“Bush. I’m Mr. Bush.”
George W. Bush's dialogue with German foreign minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer during his visit in Germany, 24. February 2005.
Illustration: George W. Bush’s self-portraits in the bathroom e-mailed to his sister Dorothy
See also: Bruce Handy, Nude Self-Portraits of George W. Bush: A Critique, Vanity Fair, Feb 8, 2013
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Optimist:
Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.
Robert Brault, writer, journalist, Six Definitions of an Optimist, June 28, 2009.
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“Sometimes when I’m in a big important international meeting and you see me writings stuff down, it might be that I’m just drawing some, drawing some folks.” “
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, in ABC’s interview, July 15, 2012, cited in Obama doodles, The Washington Post, Jul 16, 2012.
Illustration: Barack Obama’s doodlings, one of which sold on E-bay in 2007 for $2075. 
Jun
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I now know that if you describe things as better as they are, you are considered to be romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you are called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you are called a satirist.
Quentin Crisp, English writer (1908-1999), The Naked Civil Servant (1968), Harper Perennial, 2007.
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How did you go bankrupt?" Bill asked.

“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.
Ernest Hemingway, American author and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (1899-1961), The Sun Also Rises, Simon and Schuster, 1926.
May
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On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons.
Douglas Adams, English writer and dramatist (1952-2001), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Pan Books, 1979, Chapter 23
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Who or what inspires you?"

— “I must admit that I often read my own articles in scientific journals and inspire myself.
Eoin Colfer, Irish writer, The Artemis Fowl Files, Hyperion Books For Children, 2004.
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Well, I don’t like the first bit and I don’t know the last bit. So I’m really hoping the middle bit is exceptional.
Eoin Colfer, Irish writer, Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony, Chapter 11: A Long Way Down, Puffin Books, 2006.