Monday, December 5, 2005

Favourite Quotes

Capitalism is founded on men exploiting men. In communism it is vice-versa.
JK Galbraith

What is disturbing about America is not the materialism (an obsession with tangible goods), but their obsession with the intangible. They now actually eat the sizzle, not the steak
Austin Mitchell

The human personality is basically a battlefield, a dark cellar in which a well-bred spinster (super ego) and a sex crazed monkey (id) are forever engaged in mortal combat, the struggle refereed by a rather nervous bank clerk (ego).
D. Bannister, 1960s.

Rivers knew only too well how often the early stages of change or cure may mimic deterioration. Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem for the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay.
The Regeneration Trilogy, Page 184


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