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I am myself plus my circumstance, and if I do not save it, I cannot save myself.

Fadiman Clifton


"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

Fadiman Clifton


You know you are getting old when you think you should drive the speed limit.

Fadiman Clifton


Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Fadiman Clifton


A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.

Far Kilgore Trout


Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Faulkner William


America is a melting pot. You know, where those on the bottom get burned, and the scum rises to the top.

Faulkner William


We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Fawcett-Majors Farrah


Imagine me going around with a pot belly. It would mean political ruin.

Fee Elizabeth


Politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have been, and never will be wrong.

Feibleman James


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

Feiffer J.


Tempt not a desperate man.

Feiffer J.


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

Feirstein Bruce


God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Fenelon Francois


While your friend holds you affectionately by both your hands you are safe, for you can watch both of his.

Feodor Dostoevsky


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

Ferdinand Marechal Foch


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

Fiebig Jim


If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Fields W.C.


When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Fields W.C.


Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Fields W.C.


I have often looked at women and committed adultery in my heart.

Fields W.C.


Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!".

Finley J.H.


Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Finley Peter Dunne


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.

Fisher John


A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Fishhawk Prof. Cosmo


Violence stinks, no matter which end of it you're on. But now and then there's nothing left to do but hit the other person over the head with a frying pan. Sometimes people are just begging for that frypan, and if we weaken for a moment and honor t

Fitch G.


Out of sight is out of mind.

Fitzgera F. Scott


To have died once is enough.

Fitzgera F. Scott


We are upping our standards ... so up yours.

Fitzgerald F. Scott


Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Flagg Reuben


Words have a longer life than deeds.

Flaubert


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Florio John


Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Floyd Mengot


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

Flynn Errol


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.

Foote Samuel


The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Ford Henry


Like ya know? Rock 'N Roll is an esoteric language that unlocks the creativity chambers in people's brains, and like totally activates their essential hipness, which of course is like totally necessary for saving the earth, like because the first th

Foreman John


"One Saturday afternoon, during the campaign to decide whether or not there should be a Coastal Commission, I took a helicopter ride from Los Angeles to San Diego. We passed several state beaches, some crowded and some virtually empty. They had the

Forster E.M.


Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunc

Forward R.L.


You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.

Fosdick Harry Emerson


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.

Fowler Gene


Forgive and forget.

Foxx Redd


If God is One, what is bad?

Frampton Peter


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

Fran Lebowitz


Man proposes, God disposes.

Fran Lebowitz


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Fran Lebowitz


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

France Anatole


The Worst Prison Guards The largest number of convicts ever to escape simultaneously from a maximum security prison is 124. This record is held by Alcoente Prison, near Lisbon in Portugal. During the weeks leading up to the escape in July 1978 th

France Anatole


Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

France Anatole


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

France Anatole


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

France Anatole


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

France Anatole


A Tale of Two Cities LITE(tm)

France Anatole


Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

France Anatole


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

Franci KFOG San


Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

Francis Brendan


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Francis


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

Francis


I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family p

Francisc Colin Bowles San


For a light heart lives long.

Frank Ann


"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends."

Frank Costello


We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Frank Costello


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

Frank Herbert


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Frank Herbert


You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

Frank Herbert


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

Frank Herbert


One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Franklin B.


Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Franklin B.


Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Franklin B.


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

Franklin B.


Acting is not very hard. The most important things are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh, well, I think of my sex life.

Franklin B.


Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.

Franklin B.


"Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children." "Oh, so you don't like it?" "Don't like it? I'm CRAZY for it."

Franklin Ben


America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Franklin Ben


Catholicism has changed tremendously in the recent years. Now when Communion is served there is also a salad bar.

Franklin Ben


Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Franklin Benjamin


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Franklin Benjamin


[The members of the Chamberlain government] are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, all-powerful for impotency.

Franklin Benjamin


There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Franklin Benjamin


XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

Franklin Benjamin


If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.

Franklin Benjamin


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Franklin Benjamin


The scum also rises.

Franklin Benjamin


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

Franklin Benjamin


The public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Franklin Benjamin


A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Fratianno


A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Fratianno


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.

Fratianno


"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."

Fred Allen


"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Freud Sigmund


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Freud Sigmund


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

Friedman Milton


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

Friendman Milton


The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Friendman Milton


Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Fright Nero Wolfe


The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Fringe Beyond the


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Fringe Beyond the


A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

Fritzlar Herbert von


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?

Frog Kermit the


I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Fromme Squeaky


Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Frost Robert


To use violence is to already be defeated.

Frost Robert


This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Frost Robert


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

Frost Robert


It's easier to be a liberal a long way from home.

Frost Robert


The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

Frost Robert


You are a wish to be here wishing yourself.

Frost Robert


The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.

Fry Christopher


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Fuldheim Dorothy


The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Fuller Buckminster


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Fuller Buckminster


Man is by nature a political animal.

Fuller R. Buckminster


You've always made the mistake of being yourself.

Fuller R. Buckminster


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

Fylstra Dan





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