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It is possible to interpret without observing, but not to observe without interpreting.
 

Journalism never admits that nothing much is happening.
 

Kafka: cries of helplessness in twenty powerful volumes.
 

Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.
 

Language is the friendliest of the things from which we cannot escape.
 

Listening to people keeps them entertained.
 

Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.
 

Logic and fact keep interfering with the easy flow of conversation.
 

Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking.
 

Love begins with an image; lust with a sensation.
[Love]
 

Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
 

Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.
 

Magic lives in curves, not angles.
[Illusion]
 

Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.
 

Malice is always authentic and sincere.
 

Manly men and womanly women are still here but feeling nervous.
 

Many gloat over their own troubles.
 

Melancholy is as seductive as Ecstasy.
 

Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
 

Mind and body obstruct one another's pleasures.
 


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