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Craig Vetter

Blank paper is God's way of telling us it's not so easy to be God.
--from his Playboy magazine column

Gore Vidal

The folly of the clever is always greater than that of the dull.
--Julian (Thanks to David McFadden for the correction!)

I believe that I shall be able to face God with equanimity. But deliver me from His earthly agents!

If one is going to eliminate the creator of all things, then it is a good idea to replace the creator with a very clear idea of what constitutes goodness in the human scale.

In a good cause hypocrisy becomes virtue.

Never offend an enemy in a small way.

Outside, yes, but terrorizing those inside.

Since no one can ever know for certain whether or not his own view of creation is the correct one, it is absolutely impossible for him to know if someone else's is the wrong one.

Those who have not undergone minor disasters are usually being held in reserve for something major.

We do not want the old to be sharper than we. It is bad enough that they were there first, and got the best things.

William Vollman

To talk of atomic energy in terms of the atomic bomb is like talking of electricity in terms of the electric chair.
--Peter L. Kapitze, You Bright and Risen Angels

It must be acknowledged that to compel loafers to work is democratic and humane.
--from "The Soviet Way of Life," Moscow, 1975, You Bright and Risen Angels

Kurt Vonnegut

Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.
--Hocus Pocus

There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.
--Winston Niles Rumfoord, in The Sirens of Titan

"What is the secret of life?" I asked.
"I forget," said Sandra.
"Protein," the bartender declared. "They found out something about protein."
"Yeah," said Sandra, "that's it."
--Cat's Cradle, chapter 11: "Protein"

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