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"Anxiety is the price we pay for civilization."  (Sigmund Freud)

"Every intellectual effort is bent toward committing the most diversified violations upon the human being."  (Octave Mirbeau, The Torture Garden)

"I like chance meetings - life is full of them. Everyday, without realizing it, I pass people whom I should know. At this moment, in this cafe, we're sitting next to strangers. Everyone will get up, leave, and go on their own way. And they'll never meet again. And if they do, they won't realize that it's not for the first time."  (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

"My symbol for hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or a thoroughly nasty business office."  (Clive Staples Lewis, from the Preface to The Screwtape Letters)

"Nobody helps anybody."  (Martin Kippenberger, German conceptual artist)

"Revolutions have no instigators; they come when fate beckons, and end with the exhaustion of the mysterious power that makes them flourish."  (Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist, 1809-1865)

"Some of our greatest catastrophes have been caused by people talking, and some by people not talking."  (Stephen Hawking, British physicist)

"The ideal is to create a completely fragmented atomized society where everybody is totally alone, doing nothing but trying to pursue created wants, and the wants are created."  (Noam Chomsky)

"The joy of killing has become greater and, besides, has become popularized in proportion to the spread of social refinement."  (Octave Mirbeau, The Torture Garden)

"The more I think about it, the more I agree with the bees: worship the Queen and kill the unemployed."  (Arthur Lotti, American street philosopher)

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