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Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
 

People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?
 

Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us.
 

Show me an elitist, and I'll show you a loser.
 

Success will ruin your life.
[Success]
 

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
 

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
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The good old days are now.
 

The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.
 

There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
 

There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it's not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs.
 

There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.
 

Victory comes only to those prepared to make it, and take it.
[Victory]
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Wars are begun by frightened men.
[War]
 

What do I know about sex? I'm a married man.
[Sex]
 

Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can't do that.
 


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