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Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Eban Abba

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Eddie Cochran

For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into a hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall was a gate.

Edison Thomas Alva

He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.

Edman Irwin

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Edward A. Murphy

Man is the measure of all things.

Edwards-Duff Ann

Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Edwin Meese

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Efrain Rios Montt

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Einstein Albert

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Einstein Albert

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Einstein Albert

So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street pops its head into the shop. "What! no soap?" So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were

Einstein Albert

Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Einstein Albert

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."

Einstein Albert

The superfluous is very necessary.

Einstein Albert

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for even the greatest fool may ask more the the wisest man can answer.

Einstein Albert

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Einstein Albert

It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Einstein. A.

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Eisenhower Dwight

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

We ... make the modern error of dignifying the Individual. We do everything we can to butter him up. We give him a name, assure him that he has certain inalienable rights, educate him, let him pass on his name to his brats and when he dies we give

Eisenhower Dwight D.

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

We are giving instruction to FBI agents in the various Chinese dialects ... to handle present and likely future contingencies.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

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

Eisenhower Dwight

There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Elaine Stewart

I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie.

Elder Pliny the

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Eliot George

Roumanian-Yiddish cooking has killed more Jews than Hitler.

Eliot George

There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Eliot T.S.

I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

Eliot T.S.

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Eliot T.S.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Eliot T.Sessay

In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Elizabeth I

Think sideways!

Elizabeth John Greenway

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.


The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Ellis Havelock

People in general do not willingly read if they have anything else to amuse them.

Ellis Havelock

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

Ellis Nancy

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Ellison Harlan

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

Ellison Harlan

He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

Elman Jeff

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Emers Ralph Waldo

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Emers Ralph Waldo

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.


The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.


If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

So little time, so little to do.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

"... an experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar."

Emerson Ralph Waldo

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Emerson Ralph Waldo

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

A light wife doth make a heavy husband.

Emmons Marguerite

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Englan Mark Twain on New

A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.

Ennius Quintus

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Ennius Quintus

When I saw a sign on the freeway that said, "Los Angeles 445 miles," I said to myself, "I've got to get out of this lane."

Enou R.A. Heinlein

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Enoug Lazarus Long

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Ephron Nora

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Epstein M.D.

With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Erasmus Desiderius

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

Erica Jong

To be excellent when engaged in administration is to be like the North Star. As it remains in its one position, all the other stars surround it.

Erlich Paul

Don't guess

Errol Flynn

"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Ertz Susan

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


Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Escher M.C.

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Esquire Jun

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

Estard Townsperson in

When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Estes James

Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.

Estienne Henri

XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we


Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.


Practice is the best of all instructors.


I have had my television aerials removed. It's the moral equivalent of a prostate operation.


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Evans Bergan

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Examiner Watchman

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