Ivan Illich

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.

Dame Rebecca West

If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on its headstone might well be: 'It seemed a good idea at the time.'

Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Kelvin Throop III

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

I might have made a tactical error not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that didn't pay off.


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