Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye, 1988:
“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”

Horace Mann:
“Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.”

Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, 1877:
“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.”

Kelvin Throop III:
“Freedom” has no meaning of itself. There are always restrictions, be they legal, genetic, or physical. If you don’t believe me, try to chew a radio signal.

James Salsman (jps@cat.cmu.edu):
“Lab rats seem to have been bred for cancer hypersensitivity by the medical establishment and the FDA. We are the kings and the rats taste our food.”

“A lecture is where the notes of the professor become the notes of the student without passing through the mind of either one.”

Thomas Szasz:
“A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.”

Burt Bacharach:
“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.”

Ignazio Silone, The God That Failed (1950):
“Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority–literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.”