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When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or trading down?

When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.

When we constantly ask for miracles, we're unraveling the fabric of the world. A world of continuous miracles would not be a world, it would be a cartoon.

When you crop the photo, you tell a lie.

Where does personality end and brain damage begin?

With Google I'm starting to burn out on knowing the answer to everything. People in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling clueless.

Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people.

You can never become rich unless you like rich people.

You can only fall in love six times in your life. Choose wisely.

You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.

You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.

You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog.

You spend a much larger part of your life being old, not young.

You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself.

Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are.

Your body isn't just a body. It's an ecosystem.

Your brain forms roughly 10,000 new cells every day, but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories, they die. Serves them right.

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