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#1. Civilization is a fiction which becomes a fact only as long as everyone can believe in it. It is the cynic, rather than the rebel, who pulls down the whole flimsy structure periodically throughout history. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#2. What you fear, you invite. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#3. The fool is the one true cosmopolite - the one character common to all nationalities. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#4. At twenty your choices are almost unlimited. At fifty you're a prisoner of past decisions. At seventy you have no free will left at all. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#5. The author portrays himself in every line he writes and portrayal is always betrayal. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#6. Everything you do in war is a crime in peace - Author: Helen McCloy
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#7. The true and the plausible are rarely the same. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#8. Every criminal leaves psychic fingerprints. And he can't wear gloves to hide them. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#9. Other people's children, like other people's love affairs, were so much less interesting than one's own. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#10. Habit is far stronger than the lessons of experience. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#11. Fiction and lies are both works of creative art, and creation always reveals the creator. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#12. The experiences of the heartless are so limited. It is hate that is blind. Love may miss a flaw here and there, but hate misses beauty everywhere. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#13. Thunderstorms were rare in California, but when they came they were, like most things in California, larger than life. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#14. Nobody believes in ghosts, but everybody is afraid of them ... - Author: Helen McCloy
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#15. Privacy is like sleep - something you don't appreciate until you have to go without it. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#16. A critic is a person who rationalizes his likes and dislikes in such impressive language that the layman thinks he is reasoning instead of rationalizing. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#17. Most of our social and educational institutions are designed to weed out or make over people ... until we produce a world where everyone is a smart, quick-witted, aggressive person living on the surface of the mind without ever looking into the depths. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#18. Money is an acquired taste that grows as it is fed. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#19. Were modern cities only beautiful after darkness hid everything but their lights? - Author: Helen McCloy
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#20. Falling in love is like religious conversion. It goes on for a long time below the threshold before it reaches consciousness. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#21. Law is a substitute for love. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#22. In a city you thought of all life as human life. You had to live in the heart of the woods to realize that humanity was a slight ripple on the surface of a flood of life that seeped into every vacant crack, flowed into every biological vacuum the moment it occurred. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#23. Money is an acquired taste. But, once acquired, it becomes an addiction. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#24. The unconscious forces that govern accessible memory are the most arbitrary of editors and the absolute masters of our lives. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#25. There's always trouble in the Middle East. I can't recall any time in my life when there hasn't been trouble there. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#26. Wouldn't it be kinder to say that a lie is a short work of fiction? 'A story' as my daughter says? - Author: Helen McCloy
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#27. That's the worst thing about money - the moment you have some you begin to suspect everyone of trying to take it away from you. And usually they are. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#28. Diamonds are the tears of the poor. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#29. Even a small, everyday lie is a clue to the personality and preoccupations of the liar, like a dream or any other confection of the mind, that is half-conscious and half-unconscious, as all creative acts must be. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#30. The old ploy of the powerful: never refuse when you can confuse. Distraction and delay are always better than obstruction. - Author: Helen McCloy
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#31. To the Latin, cynicism and middle age are synonymous. Look at our politicians - they move through their careers from left to center to right, like the hands of a clock. - Author: Helen McCloy
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