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Famous People Quotes #5

"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working." - Albert Giacometti (sculptor) "There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet." -Randy Pausch (1960-2008) "It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan (1934-1996) "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) "Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street." - Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) "There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life." - Frank Zappa "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine de Saint Exupery "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac Asimov "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." - Carl Sagan (1934-1996) "It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts." - G. B. Burgin "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action." - Auric Goldfinger, in "Goldfinger" by Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964) "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance" - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix "A clever man commits no minor blunders." - Goethe (1749-1832) "Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours." - Richard Bach "A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire (1694-1778) "Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera." - James Stephens (1882-1950) "The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault." - Henry Kissinger (1923-) "Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." - Will Durant "I have often regretted my speech, never my silence." - Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.) "It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955) "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti "I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means." - Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925. "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford (1863-1947) "I'll sleep when I'm dead." - Warren Zevon (1947-2003) "There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread." - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) "When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)