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"The fact is that a person does not wish to purge himself of the world, as it first appeared, but of his own difference from society. If he is thoroughly absorbed into society with no conflicts, then (he himself admits) everything is in order; if not, then he must attend to the matter as speedily as possible; and if necessary he will clean himself away. So dependent is he on the outside world for his own definition, and does not realize it."  (Christian Enzensberger, Smut: An Anatomy of Dirt)

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."  (Abbie Hoffman)

"The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns."  (Marshall McLuhan)

"Think off-center."  (George Carlin)

"When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one."  (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

"When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong, they taught me different was wrong."  (Ani Difranco)

"When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome."  (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1547-1616)

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