"This is a little embarrassing to admit, but everything that happens happens for no real reason."
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"There is no justice in the world."
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"Are we there yet?"
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A man seeking truth encounters a clown.
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One size fits none.
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"You only think you're barking at nothing. We're all barking at something."
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"Fetch and roll over weren't enough-then they sent me to philosophy classes."
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"It was Socrates, wasn't it, who said, 'The unexamined life is not worth living'?"
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"It's getting much harder for me to distinguish good from evil. All I'm certain about is what's appropriate and what's inappropriate."
"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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"Sure, I follow the herd- out of a deep respect for the concept of community."
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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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"I figured out the true meaning of life. Water!"
"Personally, I'm a doer."
"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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"Sometimes I wonder if we haven't carried ecumenism a bit too far."
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"So how does that eightfold path get us back on the Garden State?"
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