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Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
— Adams, Scott. The Dilbert Principle. New York: HarperBusiness, 1996, p. 76.
We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are — that is the fact.
— Jean Paul Sartre. Situations, II. 1939.
More and more makes a hunger for less.
— Uncle Tupelo. “Fall Down Easy”. Still Feel Gone. 1991.
This is a fundamental notion of the Web Dream: you don't really need a commodity to get rich. People will pay for... your concept!
— Quittner, Josh. “Web Dreams”. Wired 4.11. November 1996. p. 168.
The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.
— Harry S. Truman according to Merle Miller in Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman, ch. 23. 1974.