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"Lord, protect me from what I want!"  (Pablo Picasso)

"Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse."  (Alexis Charles Henri Clérel de Tocqueville)

"One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real."  (Klaus Kinski)

"Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise."  (François VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld, 1616-80)

"Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities."  (Charles Bukowski)

"The mother of dissipation is not joy but joylessness."  (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

"There is probably not one person, however great his virtue, who cannot be led by the complexities of life’s circumstances to a familiarity with the vices he condemns the most vehemently—without his completely recognizing this vice which, disguised as certain events, touches him and wounds him: strange words, an inexplicable attitude, on a given night, of the person whom he otherwise has so many reasons to love."  (Marcel Proust, A la Recherche du temps perdu)

"To deny our own impulses, is to deny the very thing that makes us human."  (Matt Doran, The Matrix)

"Vice is a wonderful thing."  (Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms)

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