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

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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

It was all very well to say "Drink me," but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. "No, I’ll look first," she said, "and see whether it’s marked “poison” or not."

Lewis Carroll, Author
Alice

Do you envy people who have seen ghosts, as I do?

Dick Cavett,  The Dick Cavett Show, Stephen King and others discuss The Shining as well as the horror genre and what makes scary so appealing, October 1980
Dick Cavett on Ghosts

Conversation is a Lost Art!''

Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan Experience #1417 Kevin Ross, January 2020
...on the Art of Conversation

“You know, I’m from a different time, young man, a dark time to you. I’m from a time that I didn’t even used to know who was on the phone until I answered the shit!”

Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle Learned The Care Bear Stare, Netflix Is A Joke, December 23, 2019
Chappelle Quote

"So, how much do you want for this "priceless" item?"

Rick Harrison, Pawn Stars: Rare Boba Fett Action Figure Prototype, January 10, 2016
Rick Harrison, Pawn Stars: Rare Boba Fett Action Figure Prototype, January 10, 2016

“Stalin had an electric teapot that he operated himself. A round table, located between two of the four windows, held his multiple black telephones (made by Siemens)…”

Stephen Kotkin
Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929 - 1941.
Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929 - 1941.

(after discussing how Shichiroji managed to survive the last battle they fought together)
Kambei Shimada: As a matter of fact, I'm preparing for a tough war. It will bring us neither money nor fame. Want to join?

Shichiroji: Yes!

Quote from the Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa, 1954
Quote from the Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa, 1954

"Now imagine you don’t see the conductor, you can’t see the orchestra, you can’t see the way the bow is moving, and you hear that! And that irritated many commentators, many critics, because what’s going on, there is no pulse, there is no rythme, there is no… EXACTLY! That’s the point! Wagner is trying to create a sense of remoteness, musically, of place, of time, of remoteness that has nothing to do with our everyday world."

Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Parsifal (The Royal Opera), December 2013
Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Parsifal (The Royal Opera), December 2013
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