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G.T.O. (driving, talking to The Girl, who’s sleeping in the passenger’s seat): “When we get the Cobra, we’re gonna go to Florida. And we’re gonna lie around the beach and we’re just gonna get healthy. Let all the scars heal… Maybe we’ll run over to Arizona… nice and warm, and… the roads are straight… And we’ll build a house… Yeah, we’ll build a house… ‘Cause if I’m not grounded pretty soon… I’m gonna go into orbit…”    from the movie Two Lane black Top.

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Lepton Cocktail

Subatomic particles do not exist but rather show ‘tendencies to exist’, and atomic events do not occur with certainty at definite times and in definite ways, but rather show ‘tendencies to occur’.

Fritjof Capra

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Macbeth: How does your patient, doctor?
Doctor: Not so sick, my lord,
As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies,
That keep her from her rest.
Macbeth: Cure her of that.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart?
Doctor: Therein the patient
Must minister to himself.
Macbeth: Throw physic to the dogs; I’ll none of it.
— William Shakespeare