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I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is an language I do not understand.
Language
Sir Edward Appleton

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No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
Opera
W. H. Auden

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Government
Honore De Balzac

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Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.
Medicine
Ambrose Bierce

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The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
Opera
Jean De La Bruyere

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It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived
Cooperation
Ralph Charell

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You couldn't tell if she was dressed for an opera or an operation.
Fashion
Irvin S. Cobb

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A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.
Opera
Robertson Davies

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Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Cooperation
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.
Conscience
Sigmund Freud

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The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Earth
Buckminster Fuller

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Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Good and Evil
Mahatma Gandhi

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Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.
Music
Edward Gardner

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If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
Acting and Actors
Boy George

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Bed is the poor man's opera.
Bed
Italian Proverb

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The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Taxes and Taxation
Andrew Jackson

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If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.
Miracles
William James

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Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.
Doctors
Gerhard Kocher

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It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Critics and Criticism
Marshall Mcluhan

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Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
Opera
H. L. Mencken

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The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
Music
H. L. Mencken

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Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
Opera
Hannah More

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How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.
Opera
Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

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Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
Skill
John Ruskin

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The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
Cooperation
Bertrand Russell

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun