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

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“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
Mirabaud

"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
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"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
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"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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“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

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

"That’s how I started, I began at the top. And I have been working my way down ever since."

Orson Welles
F for Fake, 1973
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"Why the heck did history decide to stop repeating just when I needed it???"

Scott Adams
Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America, November 2019
Scott Adams

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
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