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Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Adams John

The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Adams John Quincy

All the waters of the earth are in the armpit of the Great Frog.

Altgeld John

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Berryman John

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Cage John

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Cage John

If you want divine justice, die.

Carson Johnny

Your chances of getting hit by lightning go up if you stand under a tree, shake your fist at the sky, and say, "Storms suck!"

Carson Johnny

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.

Carson Johnny

Art is a jealous mistress.

Carson Johnny

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

Cheever John

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

Ciardi John

"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."

Ciardi John

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Ciardi John

The major sin is the sin of being born.

Croll John

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Diefenbaker John

When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Dillinger John

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Fisher John

Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.

Florio John

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Foreman John

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Galbraith John Kenneth

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Galbraith John Kenneth

The better part of valor is discretion.

Galbraith John Kenneth

I hate dying.

Galsworthy John

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Hart Johnny

There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Heywood John

Briefly stated, the findings are that when presented with an array of data or a sequence of events in which they are instructed to discover an underlying order, subjects show strong tendencies to perceive order and causality in random arrays, to perc

Heywood John

I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Heywood John


Heywood John

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Heywood John

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Heywood John

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Heywood John

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Heywood John

I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Heywood John

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Heywood John

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Heywood John

God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

Heywood John

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Heywood John

Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

Heywood John

I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Heywood John

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Heywood John

Use an accordion. Go to jail.

Hinckley John

The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

John LeCarre

In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, "one when he was a boy and one when he was a man."

Johnson Dave

Think sideways!

Johnson Dr.

When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Johnson Dr.

Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Johnson S.

A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Johnson Samuel

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

Johnson Samuel

With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter.

Johnson Samuel

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Johnson Samuel

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Johnson Samuel

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

Johnson Samuel

What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness. Not contentedness but more power; not peace but war; not virtue but fitness. The weak and the

Johnson Samuel

Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Johnston M. M.

Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Keats John

In the long run we are all dead.

Kennedy John F.

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Kennedy John F.

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Kennedy John F.

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Kennedy John F.

"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

Keynes John Maynard

Rome was not built in one day.

Keynes John Maynard

A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Keynes John Maynard

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.

Lennon John

Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Lilly John

Mum's the word.

Locke John

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Lubbock John

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Lyly John

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Mill John Stuart

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.

Milton John

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.

Milton John

If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Morley John Viscount

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

O'Hara John

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Pollard John G.

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Rockefeller John D.

"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

Sinclair John

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me that I may s

Sloan John

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Storm Johnny

Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Swayze John Cameron

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

Updike John

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.

Whorfin Lord John

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