I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.

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We know that we can do what men can do, but we still don’t know that men can do what women can do. That’s absolutely crucial. We can’t go on doing two jobs.

It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.

A diary means yes indeed.

When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.

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