“If You Make People THINK They’re Thinking, They’ll LOVE You…”

“…But, If You REALLY Make People Think, They’ll HATE You.”

DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS

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“The Test Of A First Rate Intelligence Is The Ability To Hold Two Opposed Ideas In The Mind At The Same Time, And Still Retain The Ability To Function…”

“…One Should, For Example, Be Able To See That Things Are Hopeless, And Yet Be Determined To Make Them Otherwise.”

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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“Keep Away From People Who Try To Belittle Your Ambitions…”

“…Small People Always Do That, But The Really Great Make You Feel That You, Too, Can Become Great.”

MARK TWAIN

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“Drag Your Thoughts Away From Your Troubles…”

“…By The Ears, By The Heels, Or Any Other Way You Can Manage It. Its The Healthiest Thing A Body Can Do.

MARK TWAIN

(aka SAMUEL CLEMENS)

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“DOWN — Certainly, Relentlessly Down! It Vibrated Within Three-Inches Of My Bosom…”

I Struggled Violently, Furiously, To Free My Left Arm. This Was Free Only From The Elbow To The Hand. I Could Reach The Latter, From The Platter Beside Me, To My Mouth, With Great Effort, But No Farther. Could I Have Broken The Fastenings Above The Elbow, I Would Have Seized And Attempted To Arrest The Pendulum. I Might As Well Have Attempted To Arrest An Avalanche! …

EDGAR ALLAN POE

(From His THE PIT And THE PENDULUM)