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A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

Fadiman Clifton


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

Fadiman Clifton


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Fadiman Clifton


Knowledge is power.

Fadiman Clifton


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Far Kilgore Trout


I remember once being on a station platform in Cleveland at four in the morning. A black porter was carrying my bags, and as we were waiting for the train to come in, he said to me: "Excuse me, Mr. Cooke, I don't want to invade your privacy, but I h

Faulkner William


If there is no wind, row.

Faulkner William


Don't guess

Fawcett-Majors Farrah


The better part of valor is discretion.

Fee Elizabeth


Too much of everything is just enough.

Feibleman James


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Feiffer J.


Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Feiffer J.


America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?

Feirstein Bruce


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Fenelon Francois


The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Feodor Dostoevsky


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Ferdinand Marechal Foch


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

Fiebig Jim


Out of sight is out of mind.

Fields W.C.


"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Fields W.C.


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Fields W.C.


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

Fields W.C.


I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Finley J.H.


Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Finley Peter Dunne


The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Fisher John


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

Fishhawk Prof. Cosmo


Burnt Sienna. That's the best thing that ever happened to Crayolas.

Fitch G.


Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Fitzgera F. Scott


The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Fitzgera F. Scott


If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Fitzgerald F. Scott


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Flagg Reuben


What!? Me worry?

Flaubert


The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Florio John


There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.

Floyd Mengot


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Flynn Errol


A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Foote Samuel


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Ford Henry


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Foreman John


Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Forster E.M.


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.

Forward R.L.


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Fosdick Harry Emerson


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Fowler Gene


I dote on his very absence.

Foxx Redd


The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Frampton Peter


The superfluous is very necessary.

Fran Lebowitz


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

Fran Lebowitz


... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Fran Lebowitz


"You little (such a one who, while wearing a copper nose ring, stands in a footbath atop Mount Raruaruaha during a heavy thunderstorm and shouts that Alohura, Goddess of Lightning, has the facial features of a diseased uloruaha root)!"

France Anatole


"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."

France Anatole


The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

France Anatole


Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

France Anatole


Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

France Anatole


It is better to live rich than to die rich.

France Anatole


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

France Anatole


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

France Anatole


You tread upon my patience.

Franci KFOG San


If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

Francis Brendan


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.

Francis


I'll never get off this planet.

Francis


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.

Francisc Colin Bowles San


He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

Frank Ann


The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Frank Costello


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Frank Costello


According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Frank Herbert


What one fool can do, another can.

Frank Herbert


Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Frank Herbert


The Least Perceptive Literary Critic The most important critic in our field of study is Lord Halifax. A most individual judge of poetry, he once invited Alexander Pope round to give a public reading of his latest poem. Pope, the leading poet of h

Frank Herbert


An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Franklin B.


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

Franklin B.


When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."

Franklin B.


Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Franklin B.


We're only in it for the volume.

Franklin B.


Your wig steers the gig.

Franklin B.


While there's life, there's hope.

Franklin Ben


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

Franklin Ben


Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Franklin Ben


"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Franklin Benjamin


By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Franklin Benjamin


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

Franklin Benjamin


If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Franklin Benjamin


Tempt not a desperate man.

Franklin Benjamin


XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Franklin Benjamin


The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose, for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the

Franklin Benjamin


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.

Franklin Benjamin


Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Franklin Benjamin


My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Franklin Benjamin


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Fratianno


There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Fratianno


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Fratianno


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

Fred Allen


The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Freud Sigmund


I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.

Freud Sigmund


The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Friedman Milton


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

Friendman Milton


Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Friendman Milton


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Fright Nero Wolfe


Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Fringe Beyond the


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

Fringe Beyond the


There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

Fritzlar Herbert von


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

Frog Kermit the


Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Fromme Squeaky


I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

Frost Robert


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Frost Robert


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Frost Robert


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

Frost Robert


Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Frost Robert


The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Frost Robert


Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Frost Robert


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Fry Christopher


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

Fuldheim Dorothy


A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Fuller Buckminster


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Fuller Buckminster


For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Fuller R. Buckminster


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Fuller R. Buckminster


You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

Fylstra Dan





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