"This is a little embarrassing to admit, but everything that happens happens for no real reason."
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"Are we there yet?"
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Philosophers On Strike
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Calm in the Face of Chaos
A man seeking truth encounters a clown.
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"It was Socrates, wasn't it, who said, 'The unexamined life is not worth living'?"
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"Does it say I'm a Wittgenstein scholar?"
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"The question, Leon, is: What is man?"
"Religion is the opium of the people, Fred."
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"You have achieved Nirvana, Mr. Harper, and a bad case of tennis knee."
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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with fabulous new shoes!"
Last Real Tough-Minded Thinking for 200 Miles
The Unexamined Life on Demand
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"'Cogito, ergo sum' is all very well for you, but what about me?"
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"But if I'm not a senior collateral analyst for a high-volume, global marketing corporation...who am I?"
"But, remember, you're responsible for your own happiness."
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"So how does that eightfold path get us back on the Garden State?"
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"Another false start for the Western philosophical tradition."
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"If, indeed, there is a reason for all this, than that's so much worse."
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"'Cogito, ergo sum' is all very well for you, but what about me?"
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"Maybe it's not a wrong answer - maybe it's just a different answer."
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"That's an interesting question, Clint. I don't know if my gun rack is an authentic regionalism or just a macho affectation."
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"I think, therefore I am...hungry?"
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"Walden Pond is fine as long as Thoreau isn't there."