Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

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He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos.

Observer, 1954

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Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.