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The movie Raising Arizona is packed with memorables. A personal favorite is the scene were Gale (John Goodman) and Evelle (William Forsythe) attempt a bank robbery.

Gale: All right, ya hayseeds, it's a stick-up! Everybody freeze! Everybody down on the ground!
Old man: Well, which is it, young feller? You want I should freeze or get down on the ground? Mean to say, if'n I freeze, I can't rightly drop. And if'n I drop, I'm a-gonna be in motion. You see...
Gale: Shut up!
Old Man: Okay then.
Gale: Everybody down on the ground!
Evelle: Y'all can just forget that part about freezin' now.
Gale: Better still to get down there.
Evelle: Yeah, y'all hear that, don't ya?
[Everybody lays down. Gale looks at the now-empty teller windows]
Gale: Shit! Where'd all the tellers go?
Teller's voices: We're down here, sir.

 
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"All the best people are."
 
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"I would rather have questions that cannot be answered, than answers that cannot be questioned"  -  Richard Feynman
 
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“Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive,
I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.”
―The Dalai Lama



“The root of joy is gratefulness…
It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful."
―Brother David Steindl-Rast.
 
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Do small things with great love. ... Mother Theresa
 
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A seed grows with no sound, but a tree falls with a huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence. Grow silent.        -Confucius
 
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When I rise up
let me rise up joyful
like a bird.
When I fall
let me fall without regret
like a leaf.
~ Wendell Berry
 
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“Although we humans cut nature up in different ways, and we have different courses in different departments, such compartmentalization is really artificial… The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.” ~Richard Feynman

"You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it is obvious that it is right—at least if you have any experience—because usually what happens is that more comes out than goes in…" -Richard Feynman

...and more...he's a very worthwhile read https://creativesystemsthinking.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/the-imagination-of-nature-richard-feynman/?fbclid=IwAR3Kw9K46Cfn_rY194tXBIUCz1hOB5MbTrBqvX7Pqd3pw1sPS5mSbdDhpl0
 
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"A person who has never made a mistake, never has tried something new" Albert  Einstein.
 
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William wondered why he always disliked people who said "no offense meant". Maybe it was because they found it easier to say "no offense meant" than to actually refrain from giving offense.
-Terry Pratchett, The Truth
 
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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli
 
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“The thing the ecologically illiterate don't realize about an ecosystem is that it's a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That's why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences.” ― Frank Herbert,
 
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May those from under our feet
breathe the warmth of community unto us
so that the peace we seek
mounts our bodies and sits on the chairs of our hearts,
sprinkling love and joy around us all.

-Prayer of the African Medicine Man
Koubaterzie 'Dabire 'Guinian
 
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“But that’s just the trouble with me. I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

-Alice in Wonderland
 
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They [the Auditors] were used to decisions by committee, reached only when the possibilities of doing nothing whatsoever about the matter in question had been exhausted. Decisions made by everyone were decisions made by no one, which therefore precluded any possibility of blame.
-Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
 
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"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest."
Adam Smith
 
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Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
― Frédéric Bastiat
 
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A favorite of my wife and I, back in our grad school days:

"I don't have time to read what other scientists write, and though experiments are the very 'stuff' of experimentation, they don't fit my style. Data simply occur to me."
-Doctor Science
 
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When he was a boy, he'd read books about great military campaigns, and had visited museums and looked with great patriotic pride at the paintings of famous cavalry charges, last stands and glorious victories. It had come as rather a shock, when he later began to participate in some of these, to find out that the painters had unaccountably left out the intestines. Perhaps they just weren't very good at them.
-Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
 
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"Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do."
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
 
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Keep the door to the unknown ajar -Richard Feynman
 
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Everyone should become familiar with Johnnie Cochran's famous Chewbacca Defense.


Cochran:
Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it; that does not make sense!

Gerald Broflovski:
Damn it! ... He's using the Chewbacca defense!

Cochran:
Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.
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