Basic Quotes

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this ...

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. ...John F. Kennedy
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"I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, OCD and select...

"I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, OCD and selective mutism. That basically means I only speak when I think it's necessary. Now is one of those moments." โ€” Greta Thunberg
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โ€œThe basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manip...

โ€œThe basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.โ€ โ€“ Philip K. Dick
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If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful...

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. -Thich Nhat Hanh
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"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think ...

"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever." โ€” Woody Allen
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"When you compare your...

"When you compare yourself to others you're basically insulting yourself."
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This is one aspect of the basic hu...

This is one aspect of the basic human predicament, that we are simultaneously gods and worms. - Abraham Maslow
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"The basic truth about the human ...

"The basic truth about the human condition is, Everybody Lies. The only variable is about what"- House MD
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Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are ...

Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders - Erwin Rommel
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"When I look at myself in the first grade an...

"When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, Iโ€™m basically the same. The temperament is not that different." --DJT45
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"I think being shy basically means being self-...

"I think being shy basically means being self-absorbed to the extent that it makes it difficult to be around other people." - David Foster Wallace
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"When I look at myself in the first grade an...

"When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, Iโ€™m basically the same. The temperament is not that different." --DJT45
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"Let free market and private companies run...

"Let free market and private companies run something that is a basic need you cannot decide not to buy and you will lose your Freedom"
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โ€œThe basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipu...

โ€œThe basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use those words.โ€ - Philip K. Dick
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โ€œItโ€™s a basic truth of the human cond...

โ€œItโ€™s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.โ€ - Dr. Gregory House.
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"Twitter is basica...

"Twitter is basically a mutual approval machine" -Jon Ronson
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โ€œThe most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perha...

โ€œThe most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attentionโ€ฆ. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.โ€ - Rachel Naomi Remen
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"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manip...

"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words." - Philip K. Dick
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โ€œThe Democratic Party believes that people are basically good, but need govern...

โ€œThe Democratic Party believes that people are basically good, but need government to monitor every aspect of their lives. The Republican Party believes people are basically bad, but will be OK if left to their own devices.โ€ โ€”P. J. Oโ€™Rourke
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Safety is the most basic task of all. Wit...

Safety is the most basic task of all. Without sense of safety, no growth can take place. Without safety, all energy goes to defense
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Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very ba...

Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a manโ€™s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and so there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon.
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[Tetris] Invented by a Russian scientist in 1984 and still going strong thirty years later, Te...

[Tetris] Invented by a Russian scientist in 1984 and still going strong thirty years later, Tetris has been played by an estimated one billion people because โ€œit takes advantage of the mindโ€™s basic pleasure in tidying upโ€”and uses it against us.โ€ - Dr. Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield
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"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manip...

"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words." - Philip K. Dick
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"Body, mind and soul are ...

"Body, mind and soul are basically the same thing wearing a different bathing suit"
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"The difference between being online and being physically among...

"The difference between being online and being physically among people is a bit like the difference between pornography and sex; it addresses a basic itch, but it's never satisfying." -Johann Hari
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"The basic fact about human existence is not that i...

"The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line." โ€“H.L. Mencken
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"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you ...

"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them." - Charles Bukowski
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Wedding are basi...

Wedding are basically funerals with cake - Rick Sanchez
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"It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate y...

"It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so." -Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Pg. 168)
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i believe art, at its most basic and foun...

i believe art, at its most basic and foundational understanding, is just communication of the intangible and unseen. - RUinSayian
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"If you understand compound ...

"If you understand compound interest, you basically understand the universe." Robert Breault
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โ€œThe free soul is rare, but you know it whe...

โ€œThe free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them...โ€
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โ€œViolence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, an...

โ€œViolence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.โ€ -Mr. Dubois, *Starship* *Troopers*
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โ€œMaybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself...

โ€œMaybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself. Basically, it's made up of two separate words โ€” โ€˜mankโ€™ and โ€˜ind.โ€™ What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.โ€ - Jack Handey
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"Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and it...

"Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and itโ€™s all up to me. And the truth is, we are all basically the universeโ€”pretending to be humans for a brief moment of time." RuPaul
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โ€œSome scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic...

โ€œSome scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.โ€ ~ Frank Zappa
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"I've found that all weak people share a basic obsession - they fixate on the idea of satisfa...

"I've found that all weak people share a basic obsession - they fixate on the idea of satisfaction. Anywhere you go men and women are like crows drawn by shiny objects. For some folks, the shiny objects are other people, and you'd be better off developing a drug habit." - Nic Pizzolatto
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Meditation is the way in which we come to feel o...

Meditation is the way in which we come to feel our basic inseparability from the whole universe, and what that requires is that we shut up. - Alan Watts
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"It's a basic truth of the human c...

"It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what." -House, M.D.
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โ€œYouโ€™re basically ...

โ€œYouโ€™re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotionsโ€
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"The idea that technology is neutral, just a tool,...

"The idea that technology is neutral, just a tool, is plain wrong. That's never been the case. It embodies basic choices and values of any society." -Zerzan
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The first step in personal ...

The first step in personal finance is too basic but is the key: Spend less than you earn.
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"We all require and want respect, ...

"We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right." - Aretha Franklin
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"What you want, someone else always has. And usually, it means nothing to the person who act...

"What you want, someone else always has. And usually, it means nothing to the person who actually has it. It's pretty much a miracle when you have what you want, and most comedies and tragedies happen due to the absence of that miracle. That's basically how this whole world works."
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"The most basic form of human stup...

"The most basic form of human stupidity is forgetting what we are trying to accomplish" -Friedrich Nietzsche
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โ€œOne of the basic human rights is to make fun of other people w...

โ€œOne of the basic human rights is to make fun of other people whoever they are. That now seems threatened on all sides.โ€ -- Anthony Powell ("To Keep the Ball Rolling [The Strangers Are All Gone]")
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Men Are from Africa, Women Are from Africa "The sooner we accept t...

Men Are from Africa, Women Are from Africa "The sooner we accept the basic differences between men and women, the sooner we can stop arguing about it and start having sex!" - Dr Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.
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State and local governments are ba...

State and local governments are basically school districts with police departments. -- Paul Krugman, 24Apr18
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"No, you canโ€™t deny women their basic rights and pretend itโ€™s about your โ€˜religious...

"No, you canโ€™t deny women their basic rights and pretend itโ€™s about your โ€˜religious freedom.โ€™ If you donโ€™t like birth control, donโ€™t use it. Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs." -A powerful quote by Barack Obama
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"What you are basically, deep, deep dow...

"What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself." (~Alan Watts)
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"It is important to note that Internet access is not a necessity in the day...

"It is important to note that Internet access is not a necessity in the day-to-day lives of Americans and doesnโ€™t even come close to the threshold to be considered a basic human right." - Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner, June 2015
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"Religious wars are basically people ...

"Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend." - Napoleon Bonaparte
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"If I get to be president, what can I do any...

"If I get to be president, what can I do anyway? With Congress and the press, what chance do I have to make basic changes?" Robert Kennedy
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Kurt Cobain: "If you're a sexist, racist, ho...

Kurt Cobain: "If you're a sexist, racist, homophobe, or basically an arsehole, don't buy this CD. I don't care if you like me, I hate you."
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โ€œThe most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perh...

โ€œThe most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attentionโ€ฆA loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words." - Rachel Naomi Remen
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โ€Ž"The goal is a society in which the basic social unit is you and your television set. I...

โ€Ž"The goal is a society in which the basic social unit is you and your television set. If the kid next door is hungry, itโ€™s not your problem. If the retired couple next door invested their assets badly and are now starving, thatโ€™s not your problem either."- Noam Chomsky
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Who first said: Announcing "I'm offended" is ba...

Who first said: Announcing "I'm offended" is basically telling the world you can't control your own emotions, so everyone else should do it for you.
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The free soul is rare, but you know it when you ...

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski.
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"The basic instinct of every animal on this pl...

"The basic instinct of every animal on this planet is to survive. Anything that can change that is not a force to be reckoned with." - my father
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โ€œThere are basically two types of people. People who a...

โ€œThere are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.โ€ ~ Mark Twain
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It's a basic truth of the human co...

It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. - House M.D.
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