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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“Basically I’m an optimist. Intellectually I can see man’s balance is about fifty-fifty, and his chances of blowing himself up are about one to one. I can’t see this any way but intellectually. I’m just emotionally unable to believe that he will do this. This means that I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist, I suppose.”

– William Golding

“The real crazies who are looking for a messiah… after an hour or so they realize I’m not it and go off and look somewhere else.”

– Ken Kesey

“It is the modest, not the presumptuous, inquirer who makes a real and safe progress in the discovery of divine truths.”

– Henry St John

“If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”

– François de La Rochefoucauld

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

– Roald Dahl

“If man had more of a sense of humor, things might have turned out differently.”

– Stanisław Lem

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”

– Cyril Connolly

“Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.”

– Leo Tolstoy

“Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time’s to-morrows.
In the great hour of destiny they stand,
Each with his feuds, and jealousies, and sorrows.”

– Siegfried Sassoon

“The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.”

– Nikita Khrushchev