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

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Hammond: "There is still so much of the world we haven’t been to."

Clarkson: "So many people I haven’t insulted!"

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson's emotional goodbye - Last Episode of The Grand Tour 2019
Jeremy Clarkson

The situation seems here to be that, before we can explain why people commit mistakes, we must first explain why they should ever be right."

Friedrich August von Hayek, Economics and Knowledge, 1936
Individualism and Economic Order
F. A. Hayek

Safety can be fatal."

Thomas Sowell
The Vision of the Anointed: Self-congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy, 1996
Safety

What fun it would be", he thought, "if one didn't have to think about happiness!"

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World, 1932
Huxley's Quote

Showing up is 80 percent of life”

Woody Allen, 1977
Woody Allen Quote
Woody Allen Quote

There is nothing like getting your ass kicked to get things into perspective!”

Jay Leno
Joe Rogan Experience #692 - Jay Leno, September 3, 2015
Joe Rogan Experience 692 - Jay Leno

I am not what I am."
William Shakespeare, Othello, Act 1, scene 1, believed to have been written in 1603.

Iago confessing to Roderigo that he despises Othello for overlooking him, and rewarding the inexperienced Cassio with the title of lieutenant.
To get revenge, Iago’s deceptive nature creates a false sense of reality that will lead to Othello’s demise, and eventually to his own.
False sense of Reality

...in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good."

Oscar Wilde
The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891
Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

KC-10 “Hey Sir, how are you doing?”

F-15 “Great, kind of boring out there.”

KC-10 “Oooh man, I thought you would have some exciting news for me!”

F-15 “No, all quiet on the Western Front.”

Small Talk During Mid-air Refuelling: KC-10 Refuels F-15 Eagles
MiliSource, April 23, 2018
Small Talk During Mid-air Refuelling

…It’s almost like people really wanted a panic…”

Elon Musk on the Covid-19 situation
Joe Rogan Experience #1470, May 7, 2020
Elon Musk to Joe Rogan
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