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Ray Bradbury in 1975

Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.    Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasyscience fictionhorror, and mystery fiction.

Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science-fiction and horror-story collections, The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in speculative fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992).

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Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.    Joseph Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

Old Uncle Joe was also a cartoon villain on the show The Tick

 

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Farmer Hoggett knew that little ideas that tickled and nagged and refused to go away should never be ignored, for in them lie the seeds of destiny. Babe, 1995.

From IMDB: Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Played by the gifted James Cromwell. james_cromwell

Too short for a movie quote, so I thought to put it in here.

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There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them. George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and commitment to democratic socialism.

Eric Arthur Blair with his son Richard orwell with son richard

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jeff cooper

Superior minds are concerned with ideas. Average minds are concerned with events. Inferior minds are concerned with personalities. John Dean “Jeff” Cooper (May 10, 1920 – September 25, 2006)
was recognized as the father of what is commonly known as “the Modern Technique” of handgun shooting, and one of the 20th century’s foremost international experts on the use and history of small arms.

Wikepedia and again another dead guy with a Facebook page.

And here is the man with a lion he shot, I guess he shot it or him being such a tough guy maybe he clubbed it with the rifle.
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