A snake that crawled on the earth one day dreamed of soaring through the sky, though knowing it was impossible. Still, hoping beyond hope, it kept it's eye on a baby bird which it raised in its own nest, little realizing that actually the snake is prey because that bird is a hawk, ready to take to the sky.
Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?
Indiana Jones - 1: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion, ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake.
Every great story seems to begin with a snake.
Those who tread among serpents, and along a tortuous path, must use the cunning of the serpent.
The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be.
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.
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Who feeds a hungry animal, feeds his own soul.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Treat your pet in a way that you could easily exchange roles anytime.
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Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
The only honest reaction and true loyalty that we get is from our animals.
I've always had a fascination for animals. I loved watching them, and even then I thought of them as beings rather than pets. I call it a birth affect!
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?
Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do.
AI is a nightmare to me. It's inhumane. You can't get more inhumane than artificial intelligence.
Nicolas Cage - November 2023
Do you not know that the largest trees, which have required years to grow, are cut down in one hour? It is foolish to look for their fruits and yet to be unprepared for their fall. Let it be your consolation, then, that God's enemies, however honorable and exalted they may have been, shall nevertheless fade away like the smoke.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
Every time you kiss me, it's like sunshine and whiskey.
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