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The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Oscar Wilde


Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

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Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

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Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

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You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

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Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at the blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

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Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

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It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. T

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As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

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Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

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My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

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In the long run we are all dead.

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A snake lurks in the grass.

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Too much of everything is just enough.

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The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

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A myth is a religion in which no-one any longer believes.

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You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

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The better part of valor is discretion.

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I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

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Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

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Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

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One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

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What fools these mortals be.

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"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, Rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science."

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An old Jewish man reads about Einstein's theory of relativity in the newspaper and asks his scientist grandson to explain it to him. "Well, zayda, it's sort of like this. Einstein says that if you're having your teeth drilled without Novocain, a mi

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In regards to Oral Roberts' claim that God told him that he would die unless he received $20 million by March, God's lawyers have stated that their client has not spoken with Roberts for several years. Off the record, God has stated that "If I had w

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The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

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After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

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Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

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Joe Cool always spends the first two weeks at college sailing his frisbee.

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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

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I hate quotations.

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One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

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If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

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If you lose a son you can always get another, but there's only one Maltese Falcon.

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Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

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... difference of opinion is advantagious in religion. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity,

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The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

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[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

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