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Fear

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The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens,

the more you control all the people.    Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguistphilosophercognitive scientisthistoriansocial critic and political activist. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and laureate professor at the University of Arizona, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.

 

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Religion

Someone once told me that religion is like a knife: You can stab someone with it, or you can slice bread with it.     Vera Farmiga

 

Vera Ann Farmiga (born August 6, 1973) is an American actress, film director and producer. She began her career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides (1996). She made her television debut in the Fox fantasy series Roar (1997), and her film debut in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998).

Vera Farmiga

 

 

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Kissing

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Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don’t mind going through a little bush to get there!    Minnie Pearl

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as her stage character Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years (from 1940 to 1991) and on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991.

Who is Minnie Pearl dating? Minnie Pearl boyfriend, husband

 

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Creativity

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An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.    Edwin Land

Edwin Herbert Land,  (May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991) was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. He invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera instant photography, and the retinex theory of color vision, among other things. His Polaroid instant camera went on sale in late 1948 and made it possible for a picture to be taken and developed in 60 seconds or less.

 

Polaroid’s SX-70: The Art and Science of the Nearly Impossible

 

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War

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.    Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He previously was the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, after two terms in the Georgia State Senate from 1963 to 1967. Carter has remained active in public life during his post-presidency, and in 2002 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center.

 

 

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Dinner

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.   Orson Welles

George Orson Welles ( May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is remembered for his innovative work in all three: in theatre, most notably Caesar (1937), a Broadway adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s Julius Caesar; in radio, the legendary 1938 broadcast “The War of the Worlds“; and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked as one of the greatest films ever made.