Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - January 28, 2013
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), De Profundis, 1905  
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
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Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965)  
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them.
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Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963), Les Enfants Terribles  
To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.
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Jacques Derrida (1930 - 2004)  
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