The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
The good old days are now.
The smaller the mind, the greater the ego.
What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.
Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.
Once you stop believing in Santa Claus, the whole world just goes downhill.
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not... Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it... Because the dream is within you. No one can take your dream away.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.
There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
If you want to kick the tiger in his ass you'd better have a plan for dealing with his teeth
Washington D.C. is about 300 square miles surrounded by realty.
Courage is being the only only one who knows how terrified you are.
An overnight success is ten years in the making.
There are only two ways we can be beaten: we die or we give up. And we're not giving up.
Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, "Oh, you can't do that..."
Every person you meet - and everything you do in life - is an opportunity to learn something.
There is an old saying: In history nothing is true but the names and dates. In fiction everything is true but the names and dates. The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.
We cannot fail to win unless we fail to try.
I think it's an intellectual duty for a person who lives in a free society to read material not only with which you agree, but with which you disagree. Because every so often somebody you think is wrong will actually turn out to be right.
The tactics...no, amateurs discuss tactics,.... Professional soldiers study logistics.
Giving your book to Hollywood is like turning your daughter over to a pimp.
Back in pre-Revolutionary America cruel and unusual punishment meant the rack and burning at the stake... in more recent rulings it has been taken to mean the absence of cable television and denial of sex-change operations, or just overcrowding in the prisons.
Wars are begun by frightened men.
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