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Top 100 Quotes About Flat World

#1. I'm sorry. I had the volume at a very high level, and the world sort of disappeared. - Author: Jessica Park
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#2. We live in a crazily youth-orientated world nowadays. It's a trickle-down thing. We see pictures of lithe, attractive celebrity couples such as Brad and Angelina or the Beckhams cavorting around, covered in tattoos, stomachs as flat as the singing in early 'X Factor' rounds. - Author: John Niven
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#3. Of course! the path to heaven
doesn't lie down in flat miles.
It's in the imagination
with which you perceive
this world,
and the gestures
with which you honor it.
-from The Swan - Author: Mary Oliver
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#4. A long time ago people believed that the world is flat and the moon is made of green cheese. Some still do, to this day. The man on the moon is looking down and laughing. - Author: Vera Nazarian
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#5. Imagine a world without shadows. You cannot touch a shadow, but a world without them is a hard world, and flat. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#6. I was a kid. I didn't know about love, that you see someone and whether or not they say much, they make the world suddenly different, a mysterious and more alive place that you can access only through them. And the new, better world falls lifeless and flat when they go away. - Author: Rachel Kushner
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#7. She had the odd sense that she had been missing something, seeing the world flat when everything was rounded. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#8. I saw in a blue haze all the world poured flat and pale between the mountains - Author: Annie Dillard
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#9. The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#10. The earth's round, like an orange, but this map is like its skin, cut off in ovals, north to south, laid flat and stretched a bit at the top and bottom. A Dutchman called Mercator invented the way to do this accurately twenty years ago. It's the first accurate world map. - Author: James Clavell
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#11. Common sense is that which tells us the world is flat. - Author: Stuart Chase
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#12. Then, as though he had suddenly become exhausted-or, rather, depleted by the demands made on him by a world greedy for the fruit of his intellect-he began to massage the side of his face with the flat of his hand, removing, with unconscious crassness, a bit of sleep from one eye. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#13. In the business world, I did fairly well, but wasn't happy. A bout of sciatica put me flat on my back. All I could do was read, listen to my mother's stories about the Sandovals, and daydream: a return to self. My writing career had begun. - Author: Sandra Cisneros
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#14. In this world one is seldom reduced to make a selection between two alternatives. There are as many varieties of conduct and opinion as there are turns of feature between an aquiline nose and a flat one. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#15. The scientists are wrong. The world is flat. I know because I was tossed right off the edge - Author: Tahereh Mafi
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#16. The World is Very Flat, There is no doubt of that. (Night Thoughts of a tortoise suffering fom insomnia on a lawn) - Author: E.V. Rieu
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#17. We cannot spend our entire week in pursuit of the world and then wonder why our worship on Sunday feels flat. - Author: Joel Balin
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#18. We think of medieval England as being a place of unbelievable cruelty and darkness and superstition. We think of it as all being about fair maidens in castles, and witch-burning, and a belief that the world was flat. Yet all these things are wrong. - Author: Terry Jones
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#19. When the world was flat on its back, what brought it back? American money and American energy, our humanitarianism and our sense of social responsibility for friend and foe alike. - Author: Scott Eyman
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#20. See, the world is narrowing. We each live in a bubble of attitude. Everything tailored for us. No happenstance, only what I already am and know. At a certain point I find my shape is less here.' A palm flat on his chest.
'More out there.' Laying the palm on his keyboard. - Author: Matthew Blakstad
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#21. Everything in the world's got a voice; most people don't hear hard enough is all. Sunrise sounds like slow chords dripping from my guitar this morning. Sad chords, in B-flat. - Author: Cath Crowley
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#22. We often cause ourselves suffering by wanting only to live in a world of valleys, a world without struggle and difficulty, a world that is flat, plain, consistent. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#23. Like a cartoon world, where the figures are flat and outlined in black, jerking through some kind of goofy story that might be real funny if it weren't for the cartoon figures being real guys ... - Author: Ken Kesey
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#24. And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Strike flat the thick rotundity o' the world!
Crack nature's moulds, all germens spill at once
That makes ingrateful man! - Author: William Shakespeare
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#25. Ever since they invented Hello Kitty, the world hasn't been the same. You can safely chart the rise of The Culture of Cute since that flat-faced skank started showing up everywhere. - Author: Celia Rivenbark
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#26. Ten geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each other's errors ... Only a sailor can set them straight. - Author: John Ralston Saul
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#27. We say "misogynist"; I've written that "misogyny kills," but the world falls flat on your tongue - it's too academic sounding, not raw or horrifying enough to relay the truth of what it means. - Author: Jessica Valenti
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#28. I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat. - Author: Thomas Friedman
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#29. in 2004 declaring that the world was flat, Facebook didn't even exist yet, Twitter was still a sound, the cloud was still in the sky, 4G was a parking space, - Author: Thomas L. Friedman
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#30. Today is a day when the world turns out to be flat. - Author: Ava Dellaira
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#31. THERE WERE MORNINGS WHEN VINCENT FELT LIKE THE last hippie in the world. The Last Hippie. The phrase assumed a kind of tragic grandeur as he stood in the bathroom of his Oak Street flat, fluffing his amber mane to conceal his missing ear. If - Author: Armistead Maupin
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#32. The relentless onslaught of this stupefying imagery that pounds our inner landscapes flat, a carpet-bombing of the mind. The language of the world, that overwhelms us. - Author: Alan Moore
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#33. Common sense tells us that the world is flat, that the sun goes around the earth, that heavy bodies always fall faster than light bodies, that boats made of iron will sink. - Author: Stuart Chase
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#34. Maybe that was the only real truth about the world, that there was no answer, that wisdom and experience were no better than a flat-out roll of the dice. - Author: Janet Fitch
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#35. I only know now that the scientists are wrong.
The world is flat.
I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for 17 years. I've been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand. - Author: Tahereh Mafi
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#36. In today's roller-coaster economy, hyper-competitive, fear-based, flat and global world, convincing anyone to do anything at any time requires getting their attention, creating their intention and turning it to action. - Author: Peter Guber
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#37. One of the proofs of the immortality of the soul is that myriads have believed it. They also believed the world was flat. - Author: Mark Twain
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#38. Conventional English usage, including the generic use of masculine-gender words, often obscures the actions, the contributions, and sometimes the very presence of women. Turning our backs on that insight is an option, of course, but it is an option like teaching children that the world is flat. - Author: Casey Miller
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#39. You know the world must be flat, because when people leave town they never come back. - Author: Hal Ketchum
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#40. The world is not flat, and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs. - Author: Bill Gates
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#41. What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise. - Author: Stephen Hawking
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#42. In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy. Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax. - Author: Eric Cantor
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#43. If you are going to make a change, don't go halfway. Make it with conviction and stick with your new idea. Ignore the scoffers. Remember, it is a law of nature that if something is different you're going to be taunted, jeered, and told the world is flat. Let the doubters fall off the edge. - Author: Gary McCord
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#44. It's a long way from not having enough serotonin to thinking the world is "stale, flat and unprofitable"; even further to writing a play about a man driven by that thought. - Author: Susanna Kaysen
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#45. The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat. - Author: Vilhjalmur Stefansson
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#46. I have stared long enough at the glowing flat rectangles of computer screens. Let us give more time for doing things in the real world ... plant a plant, walk the dogs, read a real book, go to the opera. - Author: Edward R. Tufte
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#47. I haven't won a World Cup. There's things that haven't been finished, and I'm not afraid to fall flat on my face trying. - Author: Abby Wambach
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#48. All he feels is the bored emptiness of the flat, flat world. And there's no one who bores him more than himself. - Author: David Levithan
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#49. Without subtext you have a flat, linear world; everything is literal, everything spoken is meant. With subtext the writer is able to access the gap between language and thought, and - Author: John Yorke
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#50. Christopher Columbus, who said to Queen Isabella, No, you got it wrong! The world is round. You're flat! Never got a dinner! - Author: Red Buttons
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#51. It's love that makes the world go round - otherwise it would be flat. - Author: Jay Woodman
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#52. By now, it seems as if everyone has already read Thomas L. Friedman's 'The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.' It changed the way we think about global business, competitiveness and the implication for far-flung economies, governments, education and more. - Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin
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#53. The world became flat and everyone toppled off the edge as I fell off my barstool and into the shelter of his arms. When I tipped my head back to look at him, his pale blue eyes knocked on the door to my heart, then let themselves inside. - Author: C.J. English
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#54. My dear, just because something seems implausible doesn't make it impossible. Think about how long people believed the world was flat. - Author: Angela Henry
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#55. Companies that were paying attention understood they were witnessing the birth of the "self-directed consumer", because the internet and all the other tools for the flat world had created a means for every consumer to customize exactly the price, experience, and service he or she wanted. - Author: Thomas L. Friedman
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#56. Thomas Friedman's 'The World is Flat' sold more copies in India than in the U.K. The market for go-getting business books or wonkish tomes by corporate moguls posing as philosopher kings has grown dramatically in modernising China and India. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#57. Her world must be flat because she disappeared all at once rather than a bit at a time. - Author: William H Gass
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#58. My flat's about half a mile away, and you know what I'd like most of all in the world? I'd like a cup of tea. Come on, let's go and put the kettle on. - Author: Philip Pullman
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#59. If the world is too flat, people like me will slide right off. - Author: Amy Harmon
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#60. Heaven is huge. It's a world. It's not a flat place in the clouds with billowing fabric blowing around and baby angels sitting on clouds, dropping grapes in your mouth. - Author: Paul Silway
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#61. Minimization is what happens when we take the "world is flat" idea too far ... and act as if people everywhere are the same (and thereby minimizing the differences). - Author: David Livermore
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#62. To teach kids that creationism explains something about the world is no different than teaching them that the earth is flat. - Author: Alan Wolfe
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#63. In the morning, we carry the world like Atlas; at noon, we stoop and bend beneath it; and at night, it crushes us flat to the ground. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#64. I know the world is flat now, I'm not going back. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#65. The ideal country in a flat world is the one with no natural resources, because countries with no natural resources tend to dig inside themselves. They try to tap the energy, entrepreneurship, creativity, and intelligence of their own people-men and women-rather than drill an oil well. - Author: Thomas L. Friedman
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#66. The world is complex, dynamic, multidimensiona l;
the paper is static, flat. How are we to represent
the rich visual world of experience and
measurement on mere flatland? - Author: Edward Tufte
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#67. Even if you break with me and crush my heart, I'm never getting back together with Dawn. I know that the world isn't flat now, I'm not going back. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#68. We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid. Our life is composed, like the harmony of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones, sweet and harsh, sharp and flat, soft and loud. If a musician liked only one kind, what would he have to say? - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#69. Gadzooks you plagiaries of truth, for twas foreseen by mine own eyes that this world is flat and straddled by two platypus's being ridden by a sea horse ... - Author: Steve Merrick
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#70. Sometimes you just can't be afraid to wear a different hat. If Columbus had complied, this whole world might still be flat. - Author: Garth Brooks
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#71. Wouldn't it be nice if the world was flat? That way we could just push off the people we don't like. - Author: Anonymous
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#72. Spotify - I met those guys before they launched in America and was wildly excited about the idea. 'Wow, this is all the music in the world, for a flat fee.' - Author: Trent Reznor
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#73. People say- 'NASA lies.' I say- 'the moon knows it all. Look at the moon and forget the spinning flat world. - Author: Munia Khan
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#74. Ormus liked to compose his own songs up on the flat roof of the apartment block, and spent eternities up there, lost within himself, searching for the points at which his inner life intersected the life of the greater world outside, and calling those points of intersection songs. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#75. Fear not the waking world, my mortal,
Fear not the flat, synthetic blood,
Nor the heart in the ribbing metal.
Fear not the tread, the seeded milling,
The trigger and scythe, the bridal blade,
Nor the flint in the lover's mauling. - Author: Dylan Thomas
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#76. I scribbled four words down in my notebook: 'The world is flat. - Author: Nandan Nilekani
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#77. I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see. - Author: Peggy Noonan
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#78. Never laugh at the man that asks 'stupid' questions. Just remember, when all of society thought the world was flat, a man once questioned, What if the world was round? - Author: Jeremy Smith
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#79. I reject what I see as flat-footed accounts of the fundamental structure of the world, where we somehow assume that, because ordinary experience involves middle-sized objects in space and time, that fundamental reality must be essentially like that. - Author: L.A. Paul
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#80. You can get good science out of stupid questions. If someone says the world is flat, maybe in proving them wrong you can calculate the curvature of the Earth more precisely. - Author: Gavin Schmidt
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#81. In some corner of the world they are probably still holding regular meetings of the Flat Earth Society. We derive no comfort because important people, vocal people, or great numbers of people agree with us. Nor do we derive comfort if they don't. - Author: Warren Buffett
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#82. My flat in Ladbroke Grove, west London, is in the best building in the world. It's like a commune - everyone gets on - and on Friday evenings I often cook us all dinner. - Author: Oona Chaplin
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#83. 2D looks so flat. Well, it is, of course, it's flat. But 3D isn't. And for an adventure story that takes you into a long-distant, fictional world, it's ideal, I think. - Author: Ian McKellen
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#84. O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world! - Author: William Shakespeare
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#85. Flat or round, there has always been hate in the world. - Author: Tanith Lee
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#86. To Martha it seemed that she stood outside life. The world went by her, colourless shapes on a flat pale background. Nothing had solidity or warmth. She felt numb, as though she could never be passionately alive again. - Author: Nan Shepherd
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#87. Citizens of a modern society need [ ... ] more than that ordinary "common sense" which was defined by Stuart Chase as that which tells you that the world is flat. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#88. A friend of mine had this great theory about the Teletubbies, that it's preparing us for being mindless. And getting us ready for living in an underground world. That's why the scenery is so flat. - Author: Rachel McAdams
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#89. It felt as if I had lived all my life inside a flat painting and only now had I stepped into the real world. - Author: Rosamund Hodge
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#90. A Dilemma with a flat tire was a reminder that no matter how splendid and shiny the world might be, it could be spoiled by something you didn't notice until the damage had been done. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#91. The problem with any philosophical consideration is that once you open a door in your mind, you can never close it. Once you learn something, you can never convince your mind that you didn't learn it. If you learn the world is round, you can never fit in with a world that thinks it's flat. - Author: Ted Dekker
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#92. Columbus was born around 1492. I say around because before that the world was flat. My stomach also used to be flat, but now it looks like a globe is about to be born. - Author: Jarod Kintz
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#93. For the future world-trading regime to mirror economic reality and to allow the use of modern business strategies, we need a single overarching multilateral framework for trade. We can have either a flat world or a patchwork of crisscrossing mountain ranges and tunnels. - Author: Victor Fung
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#94. When I first played the guitar without plugging it into an amplifier, the people at Fender were blown away. They couldn't believe the sound. I said, 'See, gentlemen, the world is no longer flat.' - Author: Dick Dale
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#95. And even if you hate her, can't stand her, even if she's ruining your life, there's something about her, some romance, some power. She's absolutely herself. No matter how hard you try, you'll never get to her. And when she dies, the world will be flat, too simple, reasonable, fair. - Author: Mona Simpson
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#96. No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat. - Author: Thomas Friedman
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#97. If some of these [Republican] folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the 'flat earth society.' They would not believe that the world was round. - Author: Barack Obama
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#98. Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at? - Author: W.S. Gilbert
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#99. Yeah, I know he discovered the West Indies; it wasn't America. But the whole thing with Columbus was that people had been telling him, 'Don't go. The world's flat.' But he kept going. He found land. - Author: Bill Cowher
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#100. Irene Finney, like many very elderly people, knew that the world was indeed flat. It had a beginning and an end. And she had come to the edge. - Author: Louise Penny
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