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Quotes 1994

"People worry too much. They're too serious. They want answers. Well, there aren't very many answers. The secret of life is that there is no secret..."
Rita Mae Brown, Bingo


"Better a girl has tits than brains, because boys see better than they think."
Rita Mae Brown, Bingo


"...I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself."
Rita Mae Brown, Bingo


"Right-wing Christianity could compel those frightened and narrow-minded souls who need absolute answers but it couldn't capture those who needed a vision of the future here on Earth."
Rita Mae Brown, Wish You Were Here


"I have this theory that the world is divided into two categories: assholes and shitheads. An asshole is someone who does terrible things but doesn't know why, and a shithead does terrible things with full knowledge and self-awareness."
Charles Busch, Whores Of Lost Atlantis


"...each life is a finite interval, with a beginning and an end. Any individual creature, although a miracle, is not that important in the overall scheme of things. What matters ... is continuity and renewal. ... each of us is immortal, not because anything related to a specific individual lives forever, but because each life becomes a critical link, either culturally or genetically or both, in the never ending chain of life."
Arthur C. Clarke / Gentry Lee - Rama Revealed


"...extinction appears to be the ultimate fate of all species: more than 99.9 percent of all the species that have ever existed are now extinct..."
Richard Leakey, The Origin Of Humankind


"I live my life, you live yours. If you're clear about what you want, then you can live any way you please."
Haruki Murakami, Dance, Dance, Dance


"AIDS is the revenge of the rain forest. It is only the first act of the revenge."
Richard Preston, The Hot Zone


"... when somebody gets born, it's like he got pushed off one of those ski-slope places. There's only one way to go, and that's down. Optimists are the people who face backwards; they're looking up, but trying real hard not to notice that up is getting farther away. Pessimists are facing the direction they're going."
Mark Salzman, The Soloist


"There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."
Oscar Wilde, Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray