„We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.“

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—  Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007

Bennington College address (1970)
Contexto: I thought scientists were going to find out exactly how everything worked, and then make it work better. I fully expected that by the time I was twenty-one, some scientist, maybe my brother, would have taken a color photograph of God Almighty — and sold it to Popular Mechanics magazine.
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—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

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„We don't make mistakes; we just have happy accidents. And that's when you really experience the joy of painting.“

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—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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