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[You] never gonna live if you're too scared to die—Goo Goo Dolls
Epistemic uncertainty—the idea that traditional sources of knowledge cannot be trusted—has long been exploited by disingenuous medical gurus to attract patients. Their techniques mirror those that Trump brought to the broader public: Earn sympathy by identifying genuine problems..... But instead of proposing nuanced fixes—as an honest person would—exploiters of epistemic uncertainty turn these legitimate critiques into crude rhetorical bombs that allow them to attack the entire system.—Alan Levinovitz / Slate
What the fuck happened to their eyebrows?—An American friend upon seeing pictures of Iranian women in Iran's eyebrow styles.
In 1979 Iranians were all Che Guevara, Lenin, & Emam Hossein combined. They wanted the Shah gone at any cost, with a scorched earth policy. That's because they knew Shah was soft and weak and wouldn't hurt them. 37 years later Iranians are all Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. They want "peaceful revolution" & "civil disobedience." That's because Iranians are chickenshit cowards. They know this regime is not Pahlavi, and would kick their asses on the streets. They deserve this regime.—My uncle
"This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." Freud on the Irish. Another lesser known quote by Freud: "This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever. This is because instead of allowing you to psychoanalyze them, they will fucking safsateh you to death." Sigmund Freud on Iranians—Sigmund Freud on the Irish
Baba, we're not Denmark or Sweden. We're a religious, Third World Muslim country. Stop whining about the Islamic Republic. We cut ourselves with machetes every year for some Arab guy who died fighting his cousin for power 1400 years ago. This is really what we deserve. I swear...we're lucky that our people didn't turn us into Afghanistan back in 1979. —An Iranian friend at a dinner party last weekend.
Toro Khoda/Ahura Mazda, Can we please come up with a unified English spelling for Persian New Year? I’m getting dizzy seeing all of these spellings: Norouz, Norooz, Nowrooz, Nowrouz, Noruz, Nurooz, Nourooz, Nourouz, Nowruz…….—Khar
"Behind any unsuccessful man there is a frustrated woman." —L.
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.—Albert Schweitzer
"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."—Pythagoras
"You American haters bore me to tears, Ms. Barham. I've dealt with Europeans all my life. I know all about us parvenus from the States who come over here and race around your old Cathedral towns with our cameras and Coca-cola bottles... Brawl in your pubs, paw at your women, and act like we own the world. "—James Garner: Americanization of Emily
Israeli People Must be Annihilated -------Residents of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Hifa can be targeted even by Shahb ۳. Population density in these three adjacent areas composes about ۶۰ % of Israeli population. Sejjil missiles can target power plants, sewage treatment facilities, energy resources, transportation and communation infrastructures; and in the second stage Shahab ۳ and Ghadr missiles can target urban settlements until final annihilation of Israel people —Alireza Forghani - From IR site www.alef.ir
I would not exchange a single hair of an Arab…for hundreds of Cyrus', Darius', Xerxes, Iran's [past] history and Persepolis. —Sadegh Ziba Kalam
"It is difficult to get someone to understand something when their salary depends on NOT understanding it"—Upton Sinclair
If Iran had a Rosa Parks, she would be blogging and complaining about Israel.—My uncle
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” —Dorothy Parker
"The English have never ceased to find themselves, and the complexities of their island inheritance, fascinating. Some years ago, the Times sponsored a campaign for a British motto to rival France's Liberté, égalité, fraternité. All hell broke loose. Readers' suggestions included "Dipso, fatso, bingo, asbo, Tesco", closely followed by "No motto please, we're British". With this subject, a raised eyebrow can be as meaningful as a national mission statement."—Henry Hitchings: "Sorry! The English & Their Manners"
The time will come that men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men. —Leonardo da Vinci
We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.—Rouhollah Khomeini
"Let me tell you what justice is. Justice is the law. And the law is man's feeble attempt to lay down the principles of decency. Decency! And decency isn't a deal, it's not a contract or a hustle or an angle! Decency... decency is what your grandmother taught you. It's in your bones!"—Tom Wolfe, 'The Bonfire of the Vanities'

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