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No, shes in Spain, too, theyre all in Spain, theres no one here ... Am I in Spain? No, Im not in Spain, dear, Im in agony. Thats where I am.
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We have one set of obligations to the world in general, and we have other sets, never to be reconciled, to our fellow-country men, to our neighbors, to our friends, to our family to our children. We have to go through not two slits at the same time but twenty-two. All we can do is to look afterwards, and see what happened.

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The almost egregiously English couple, Cedric and Rosamund Chailey, had slipped quietly away when the conversation turned to God. It had not seemed polite to be present when anything so American was being discussed.

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Why did *I* lock the door? Why did YOU lock the door? Someone locked the door ...

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Bohr Before we can lay our hands on anything, our life's over.
Heisenberg Before we can glimpse who or what we are, we're gone and laid to dust.
Bohr Settled among all the dust we raised.
Margrethe And sooner or later there will come a time when all our children are laid to dust, and all our children's children.

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He felt lonely. His solitude was thrown into relief by being observed.

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For the first time, Manning felt frightened. It was an indefinite fear, of being small and vulnerable among large forces that were indifferent to him.

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Everything is as it was, I discover when I reach my destination, and everything has changed.

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I feel bad that I don't feel worse.

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You can create a good impression on yourself by being right, he realizes, but for creating a good impression on others there's nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong.

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You just have to work with what God sends, and if God doesn't seem to understand the concept of commercial success, then that's your bad luck.

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For hundreds of pages the closely-reasoned arguments unroll, axioms and theorems interlock. And what remains with us in the end? A general sense that the world can be expressed in closely-reasoned arguments, in interlocking axioms and theorems.

— Michael Frayn

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