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Some interesting quotes from the arguably the most famous hedonist of our times:

On dreams:

Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.

On fantasies:

The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people.

On civilization:

The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.

On colors:

Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.

On age:

The big surprise for me is that age is just a number, … It’s a number without meaning. A person who dies at 40 — through cancer, a car accident, what have you — how old is that person, really, at 38? He’s near the end of his life, whether he knows it or not. And what about a person who dies at 100? How old is that person, really, at 78?


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