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I was attracted to opera when I was 15 or 16. A very rich man in England bankrupted himself to put on a lot of opera during the war, but he converted a lot of people, myself included, in the process.

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There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.

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Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.

Bernard Williams

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.

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What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.

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The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

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The people I really do dislike are the morally unimaginative kind of evolutionary reductionists who, in the name of science, think they can explain everything in terms of our early hominid ancestors or our genes, with their combination of high-handed tone and disregard for history. Such reductive speculation encourages a really empty scientism.

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Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

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People have been predicting the death of philosophy since the 17th century. When I was a student, people were saying, 'We're in the last days of philosophy.' Then we were told in the '60s it would be replaced by sociology, then by literary criticism.

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There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.

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