1. A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

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  2. One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.

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  3. How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.

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  4. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.

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  5. If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC

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  6. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber.

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  7. I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

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  8. The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn't really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: he wasn't going to compose Beethoven's Fifth.

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  9. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, "Please - a little less love, and a little more common decency."

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  10. Make love when you can. It's good for you.

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