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Quotes from Everywhere and Nowhere, on Contradictions, Existence and Nothingness

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Louis Jouvet: "Tu ne me demandes pas ce que contient cette lettre ?"

Pupil: "Que contient cette lettre ?"

Louis Jouvet: "Dix fautes d’orthographe, quatre fautes de syntaxe, et une protestation !"

Louis Jouvet
Louis Jouvet playing a teacher of dramatic art in the movie Entrée des Artistes, 1938
Louis Jouvet

"You have a very pretty nice dress.

Björk: Oh, thank you.

Is this the correct order you wear it?

Björk: I hope not."

Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Interview on Die Harald Schmidt Show, June 2001

I feel like my old self again. Totally inadequate, completely insecure, paranoid, neurotic. It’s a pleasure!

Jason Alexander as George Costanza
Seinfeld (TV Series), The Beard, 1995
Seinfeld Quote

Men Wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success.

Ad in the London newspaper The Times, from Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) to put together his Antarctic expedition (1914-1917).
The ad maybe a myth, but the adventure was real, and it exemplifies the spirit of inspiration and endurance.

“We're drinking history!”

Eddie Sahakian, enjoying a rare Richard Hennessy cognac with Kirby Allison
Kirby Allison: Inside London's Best Cigar Lounge, With Eddie Sahakian, 31 August 2022
Eddie Sahakian

“The Prussian Monarchy is not a country that has an army, but an army that has a country”

Quotation often attributed to Count Mirabeau
Late 18th Century

"Peace, the charm's wound up."

Uttering of the three witches, at the end of Orson Welles' 1948 movie Macbeth, adapted from The Tragedie of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare.
Orson Welles, 1948; William Shakespeare, early 17th Century

"It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled."

Quote often attributed to Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910),
also known as Mark Twain, an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

Rear Admiral David Farragut
Order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama, U.S., August 5, 1864
''Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead''

''It's a machine that encourages hospitality; you want to make way more espressos than you can drink.''

James Hoffmann
Review: The Olympia Cremia, May 12, 2020
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