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Once you see someone lose it, you can never look at them the same way again.
 

One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do.
 

Only losers make decisions when things are bad. The time to rejig your life is the time when it's seemingly smooth.
 

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
 

People will always choose more money over more sex.
 

Purchased experiences don't count.
 

Quick. Name ten dead redheads.
 

Royalty is either going to do very well with cloning, or it's going to disappear completely.
 

Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy.
 

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.
 

Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just something we haul into the grave.
 

Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.
 

Star Trek characters never go shopping.
 

Technology favors horrible people.
 

Telling people they look relaxed makes them look relaxed.
 

Ten commandments yet seven deadly sins: conflict?
 

The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all.
 

The future and eternity are two entirely different things.
 

The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents, the more quickly you become them.
 

The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth, it's about the redistribution of time.
 


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