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Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Fadiman Clifton


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

Fadiman Clifton


Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Fadiman Clifton


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

Fadiman Clifton


Luke, I'm yer father, eh. Come over to the dark side, you hoser.

Far Kilgore Trout


Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Faulkner William


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

Faulkner William


An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Fawcett-Majors Farrah


If the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this would be a better world.

Fee Elizabeth


In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Feibleman James


... it still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs about the existence of God in any recognizable sense continuous with the great systems of the past, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of prob

Feiffer J.


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

Feiffer J.


"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Feirstein Bruce


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

Fenelon Francois


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.

Feodor Dostoevsky


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

Ferdinand Marechal Foch


In the long run we are all dead.

Fiebig Jim


Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Fields W.C.


Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Fields W.C.


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

Fields W.C.


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

Fields W.C.


Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Finley J.H.


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.

Finley Peter Dunne


Gratitude and treachery are merely the two extremities of the same procession. You have seen all of it that is worth staying for when the band and the gaudy officials have gone by.

Fisher John


If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when the're reading to themselves.

Fishhawk Prof. Cosmo


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Fitch G.


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Fitzgera F. Scott


Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Fitzgera F. Scott


"That's no answer," Job said, "And for someone who's supposed to be omnipotent, let me tell you 'tabernacle' has only one l."

Fitzgerald F. Scott


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

Flagg Reuben


For courage mounteth with occasion.

Flaubert


Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Florio John


Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

Floyd Mengot


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Flynn Errol


To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.

Foote Samuel


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

Ford Henry


The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

Foreman John


Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.

Forster E.M.


Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Forward R.L.


Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Fosdick Harry Emerson


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

Fowler Gene


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.

Foxx Redd


"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

Frampton Peter


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

Fran Lebowitz


Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Fran Lebowitz


The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Fran Lebowitz


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

France Anatole


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

France Anatole


To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

France Anatole


Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

France Anatole


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

France Anatole


A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

France Anatole


A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

France Anatole


The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

France Anatole


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

Franci KFOG San


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Francis Brendan


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Francis


Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Francis


What an artist dies with me!

Francisc Colin Bowles San


"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)!"

Frank Ann


It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Frank Costello


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Frank Costello


... 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

Frank Herbert


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Frank Herbert


Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Frank Herbert


Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

Frank Herbert


There's no justice in this world.

Franklin B.


I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

Franklin B.


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Franklin B.


What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.

Franklin B.


A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Franklin B.


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

Franklin B.


The world has many unintentionally cruel mechanisms that are not designed for people who walk on their hands.

Franklin Ben


Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

Franklin Ben


The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Franklin Ben


Piece of cake!

Franklin Benjamin


Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Franklin Benjamin


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Franklin Benjamin


Don't everyone thank me at once!

Franklin Benjamin


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

Franklin Benjamin


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Franklin Benjamin


The better part of valor is discretion.

Franklin Benjamin


Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Franklin Benjamin


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

Franklin Benjamin


Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Franklin Benjamin


It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Fratianno


He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Fratianno


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

Fratianno


In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Fred Allen


There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Freud Sigmund


In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.

Freud Sigmund


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Friedman Milton


God helps them that help themselves.

Friendman Milton


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

Friendman Milton


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

Fright Nero Wolfe


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

Fringe Beyond the


"Is it just me, or does anyone else read `bible humpers' every time someone writes `bible thumpers?'

Fringe Beyond the


Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Fritzlar Herbert von


... 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

Frog Kermit the


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Fromme Squeaky


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

Frost Robert


It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Frost Robert


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

Frost Robert


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.

Frost Robert


Too much of everything is just enough.

Frost Robert


Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Frost Robert


It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Frost Robert


"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Fry Christopher


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.

Fuldheim Dorothy


Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Fuller Buckminster


"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Fuller Buckminster


The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.

Fuller R. Buckminster


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."

Fuller R. Buckminster


Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Fylstra Dan





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