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"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it."
Art Buchwald

"One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition."
Alvin Toffler

"The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves."
Arnold J. Toynbee

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."
Bill Vaughn

"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap."
Barbara Jordan

"Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day."
Bill Vaughan

"You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars."
Charles Kuralt

"Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also."
Charles Horton Cooley

"In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning."
Carl Sandburg

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it."
Daniel Webster

"The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots."
Erich Fromm

"Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness."
George Bernard Shaw

"Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own."
Georg C. Lichtenberg

"Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice."
George Orwell

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
Henry David Thoreau

"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
John W. Gardner

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
Jiddu Krishnamurti

"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence."
Jacques Barzun

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