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In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.

Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code?

It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either.

It's difficult to speak with beautiful people. No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise, you still want them to like you.

It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.

It's weird when people start sentences with 'frankly' - as if their other sentences don't count.

Life always kills you in the end, but first it prevents you from getting what you want.

Long lives aren't natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin.

Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation.

Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you.

Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky.

Men won't read any email from a woman that's over 200 words long.

Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler.

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries.

Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair.

Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away.

New York is a theme park for people with IQs over 108.

Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad ever lasts for very very long.

On TV people look at your hair and then they look at your skin, and then they look at your clothes, and by the time they're listening to what you're saying, you're off the screen.

Once you establish a look, and once everybody recognizes that look as your look, you never have to think about fashion again.

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