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We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

B Marion Zimmer

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Ba Dave

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Baber R.E.

No two persons ever read the same book.

Babson Roger

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Bacall Lauren

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and

Bach J.S.

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Bach Richard

... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Bacharach Burt

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Bacon Francis

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Bacon Francis

A violent man will die a violent death.

Bacon Francis

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Bacon Francis

Talkers are no good doers.

Bacon Francis

Nice guys finish last.

Bacon Francis

Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Bacon Francis

Save the Whales

Bacon Francis

A Galileo could no more be elected president of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illus

Bailey P.J.

Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Baja Dan Jenkins

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Baker Russell

A morgue is a morgue is a morgue. They can paint the walls with aggressively cheerful primary colors and splashy bold graphics, but it's still a holding place for the dead until they can be parted out to organ banks. Not that I would have cared nor

Baker Russell

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Baker Russell

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Baker Russell

Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

Baldwin James

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Baldwin Stanley

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.


The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Balfour Arthur

Events are not affected, they develop.

Balliett Whitney

The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Ballou Hosea

For there are moments when one can neither think nor feel. And if one can neither think nor feel, she thought, where is one?


The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

Balzac Honor'e de

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

Bandits Time

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Bankhead Tallulah

Big book, big bore.

Banks Russell

Rascal, am I? Take THAT!

Banzai Buckaroo

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Barber Milt

Thou hast seen nothing yet.


Don't guess

Barf Biff

Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words since I first called my brother's father dad.

Barker Clive

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Barrie J.M.

It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Barris Chuck

I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Barry Dave

The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Barry Dave

How apt the poor are to be proud.

Barry Dave

There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Barry Dave

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Barry Dave

The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of the world's luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It wa

Barry Dave

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Barry Dave

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Barry Dave

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Barry Dave

We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.

Barry Dave

Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees along the block of booths. She chirruped at Kennicott, "Let's be wild! Let's ride on the merry-go-round and grab a gold ring!" Kennicott considered it, and mumbled to Calibree, "Thin

Barry Dave

And they mainly want to teach them not to question, not to imagine, but to be obedient and behave well so that they can hold them forever as children to their bosom as the second millennium lurches toward its panicky close.

Barry Dave

There is no proverb that is not true.

Barry Dave

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Barry Dave

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Barry Dave

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Barry Dave

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Barry Dave

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Barry Dave

An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Barry Dave

We're constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. Just as food can be bad for your system, music can be bad for your spirtual and emotional feelings. I

Barry Dave

No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Barry Dave

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Barry Dave

Americans' greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a phenomenon, not a civilization.

Barry Dave

A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

Barry Dave

"I don't know whether God exists or not, but it makes no difference to me." "It's not like He's passing out free money or anything."

Barry Dave

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

Barry Dave

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Barry Dave

Tertullian was born in Carthage somewhere about 160 A.D. He was a pagan, and he abandoned himself to the lascivious life of his city until about his 35th year, when he became a Christian. [...] To him is ascribed the sublime confession: Credo quia

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Barry Dave

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Barry Dave

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Barry Dave

Already the spirit of our schooling is permeated with the feeling that every subject, every topic, every fact, every professed truth must be submitted to a certain publicity and impartiality. All proffered samples of learning must go to the same ass

Barry Dave

We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Barry Dave

Men will fuck mud.

Barry Dave

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Barry Dave

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Barry Dave

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Barry Dave

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Barry Dave

The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist.

Barry Dave

A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Barry Dave

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Barry Dave

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Barry Dave

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Barry Dave

She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Barry Dave

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Barry Dave

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Barry Dave

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Barry Dave

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Barry Dave

I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.

Baruch B.

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Battie Bill

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Baudelaire Charles

"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Beal Louise

We are what we pretend to be.

Bear Greg

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Beard Charles A.

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Beard Peter

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Beaton Cecil

What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Beatty Paul

What we wish, that we readily believe.

Beauvoir Simone de

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Beck Bob

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Becke Samuel

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.


There must be more to life than having everything.

Beckett Samuel

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Beckett Samuel

I've touch'd the highest point of all my greatness; And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. I shall fall, Like a bright exhalation in the evening And no man see me more.

Beckett Samuel

Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Beckman Roman

The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Beeblebrox Zaphod

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Beecher Rev. Henry Ward

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Beer Stafford

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Behan Brendan

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Behan Brendan

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

Behan Brendan

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Behan Brendan

I stick my neck out for nobody.

Belloc Hilaire

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Bellow Saul

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Ben Franklin

If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.

Benares Camden

Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Benares Camden

The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Benchley Robert

It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Benchley Robert

What I tell you three times is true.

Benchley Robert

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Benchley Robert

Think sideways!


Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Benjamin A.

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Bennett Alan

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Bennett Arnold

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Bennett D.

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Bennett James Gordon

Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Bennett W.C.

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Bennett W.C.

Necessity has no law.

Bergen Candice

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Berle Milton

The best you get is an even break.

Berlioz Hector

What kind of sordid business are you on now? I mean, man, whither goest thou? Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?

Berman Edgar

The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.

Bernanos Georges

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Berner Jeff

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Berquier Edouard

Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

Berra Yogi

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Berra Yogi

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Berryman John

As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions.

Biel Gabriel

Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Bierce Ambrose

Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Bierce Ambrose

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Bierce Ambrose

Where you stand depends on where you sit.

Bierce Ambrose

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Bierce Ambrose

Anything is possible on paper.

Bierce Ambrose

If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.

Bierce Ambrose

There's no justice in this world.

Bierce Ambrose

All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Bierce Ambrose

Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Bierce Ambrose

Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Bilbo Baggins

A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Bill Adler

How should they answer?

Bill Cain

The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Bill Cain

English literature's performing flea.

Billings Josh

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Billings Josh

This night methinks is but the daylight sick.

Billings Josh

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Billings Josh

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Billings Josh

Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Billings Josh

War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.

Billings Josh

Faith is under the left nipple.

Binder Dr. L.

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

Binstead Arthur

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.


If Jesus Christ came to this town, people would say, great guy; terrible carpenter.


Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.


Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Bir Fred Nietzsche The

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Bismarck Otto Von

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

Bismarck Otto Von

If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Bismarck Otto von

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths good theatre.

Bismarck Otto von

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".

Bismarck Otto von

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Bismark Otto von

A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.


"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."


And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Blake William

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Blake William

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.

Blake William

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Blake William

We should be glad we're living in the time that we are. If any of us had been born into a more enlightened age, I'm sure we would have immediately been taken out and shot.

Blake William

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Blaylock James P.

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Blaylock James P.

The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is a constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read.

Blaylock James P.

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

Blaylock James P.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Blish James

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.


It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

Bo Napoleon

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Bo Napoleon

What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?

Bob Cary Grant

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Bob Dylan

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Boffo Mister

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Bogart Humphrey

Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Bogart Humphrey

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Bohr Niels

A man's house is his castle.

Boleyn Anne

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Bombeck Erma

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Bombeck Erma

Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!

Bon John Dillinger on

Never promise more than you can perform.

Bono Ed De

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

Bonzai Buckaroo

The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Boorstin Daniel J.

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Boren James H.

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Borge Victor

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

Bosky Bernadette

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Bosquet Pierre

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.

Bossert W.

I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.

Boswell James

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

Bowie David

Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Bowles Colin

France is a country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

Bowles Colin

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Bradbury Ray

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Bradley F.H.

New Jersey is not the armpit of the nation; it's the asshole of the universe.

Bradley General Omar N.

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.

Bramah Ernest

"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Brandeis Justice Louis D.

It shall be unlawful for any suspicious person to be within the municipality.

Brando Marlon

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Brando Marlon

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Brant Sebastian

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Braun Wernher von

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Brecher K.

Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

Brecheux J.

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Brecht Bertold

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Brecht Bertolt

May you live in uninteresting times.

Brecht Bertolt

Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

Brecht Bertolt

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Brecht Bertolt

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Brecht Bertolt

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Brecht Bertolt

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Brecht Bertolt

While there's life, there's hope.

Brenan Gerald

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

Brescia Albertano of

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Brian Herbert

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Briggs Austen

If God is One, what is bad?

Brilliant Ashleigh

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Brilliant Ashleigh

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Brilliant Ashleigh

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Brilliant Ashleigh

I think we're in trouble.

Brilliant Ashleigh

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

Broder David

Well, he didn't know what to do, so he decided to look at the government, to see what they did, and scale it down and run his life that way.

Brodsky Joseph

There's no justice in this world.

Brogan Colm

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.

Brooks Mel

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Brooks Atkinson

The white race is the cancer of history.

Brooks Mel

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Brooks Mel

Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Brothers The Blues

It is either through the influence of narcotic potions, of which all primitive peoples and races speak in hymns, or through the powerful approach of spring, penetrating with joy all of nature, that those Dionysian stirrings arise, which in their int

Brothers The Blues

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Broughton Philip

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Brow John Mason

If while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment market is glutted.

Brow John Mason

The streets were dark with something more than night.

Brown Governor Jerry

Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Brown Rita Mae

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.

Browning Robert

The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

When we jumped into Sicily, the units became separated, and I couldn't find anyone. Eventually I stumbled across two colonels, a major, three captains, two lieutenants, and one rifleman, and we secured the bridge. Never in the history of war have s

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

For a light heart lives long.

Bruce Lenny

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Bruce Lenny

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Bruce Lenny

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Bruce Lenny

Many a sober Christian would rather admit that a wafer is God than that God is a cruel and capricious tyrant.

Bruce Lenny

The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Bruce Lenny

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Bruce Lenny

The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Brunner John

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Bruyere Jean de la

Nothing recedes like success.

Bry Yul

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Bryson Lyman

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Buckley Lord

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Buckley William F.

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Buckley William F.

The Priest's grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly. I will not sleep here tonight. Home also I cannot go. A voice, sweetened and sustained, called to him from the sea. Turning the curve he waved his hand. A sleek brown head, a seal's,

Buddha Gotama

Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Bullwinkle Rocky and

Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Bullwinkle J. Moose

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Bulwer-Ly Grand Panjandrum

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


Armenians and Azerbaijanis in Stepanakert, capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region, rioted over much needed spelling reform in the Soviet Union.


As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.


Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.


When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Bumstead Dagwood

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Bungei Shunju

It's not Camelot, but it's not Cleveland, either.

Buren Abigail Van

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Buren Abigail Van

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Burgess Anthony

War is like love, it always finds a way.

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Burke James

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Burnham Daniel Hudson

Imagine what we can imagine!

Burns George

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo

Burns George

This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Burroughs William

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Burroughs William S.

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Burt Lanier Safford III

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Burton Robert

Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Burton Sir Richard

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Burton Sir Richard

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Business Risky

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Butler Dave

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Butler Samuel

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Butler Samuel

Art is a jealous mistress.

Butler Samuel

"Plaese porrf raed."

Butler Samuel

Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Butler Samuel

Plus ,ca change, plus c'est la m^eme chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.]

Butler Samuel

There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Butler Samuel

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Bux Bastian B.

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Byrnes James F.

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

Bywater T.

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

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Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

better. much

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