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Everybody in Los Angeles lives miles away, not from anywhere, because there isn't actually an anywhere to live away from, but from each other.
I'm fanatical about sport: there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organize play, the spirit of play.
In my experience, the worst thing you can do to an important problem is discuss it. You know, I really do think this whole business of non-communication is one of the more poignant fallacies of our zestfully overexplanatory age.
Extra-marital sex is as overrated as pre-marital sex. And marital sex, come to think of it.
Faith is... is a matter of believing what's impossible to believe. Do you, um, see? Otherwise it's not faith. It's certainty.
People should worry about each other. Because worry is just love in its worst form. But it's still love.
Philosophers have a long tradition of marrying stupid women, from Socrates on. They think it clever.
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Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.
October 21, 1936
August 7, 2008
Simon James Holliday Gray was an English playwright and memoirist who also had a career as a university lecturer in English literature at Queen Mary, University of London, for 20 years.
Quartermaine's Terms (1981)
The Smoking Diaries (2004)
The Common Pursuit (1984)
The late middle classes (1999)
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