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"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

P Harry Thurston

There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Pa Long Chen

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Pa Jessie

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Paar Jack

Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Paar Jack

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

Paine Thomas

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Paine Thomas

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Palindromist The Mad

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

Parker Dorothy

The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.

Parker Dorothy

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Parker Dorothy

Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

Parker Dorothy

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Parker Dorothy

Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Parker Dorothy

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Parker Dorthy

VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

Parker Robert

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


With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.

Parkinson C.N.

Just close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, `There's no place like home.'

Parkinson C.N.

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Parnas Dave

If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Pascal Blaise

In the olden days in England, you could be hung for stealing a sheep or a loaf of bread. However, if a sheep stole a loaf of bread and gave it to you, you would only be tried for receiving, a crime punishable by forty lashes with the cat or the dog,

Pascal Blaise

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Pascal Blaise

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Pasteur L.

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

Pat Cadigan

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Pat Cadigan

The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Patricia O Tuama

My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Patrick Saint

A witty saying proves nothing.


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

Paul Erdman

When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.

Paul Tillich German

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

Pelt Lucy Van

I'd be a poorer man if I'd never seen an eagle fly.

Penn Jillette

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

Penn William

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Perce Chief Joseph

The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

Perelman S.J.

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.


Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.

Perlis Alan J.

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

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Peter Irene

There's no justice in this world.

Peter Laurence

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.

Peter Laurence J.

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

Peter Laurence J.

In my end is my beginning.

Peter Stack

Small is beautiful.

Peter Straub

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Petronius Gaius

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.


Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.


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


There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Philip Hale Boston

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

Philips Emo

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Phillips Emo

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Phillips Utah

What a bonanza! An unknown beginner to be directed by Lubitsch, in a script by Wilder and Brackett, and to play with Paramount's two superstars, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, and to be beaten up by both of them!

Physicist John von Neumann

"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."


"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.


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

Picasso Pablo

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?

Pike Bishop James

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Pile Stephen

"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Pile Stephen

Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it.

Pile Stephen

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Pile Stephen

Small things make base men proud.

Pile Stephen

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.


If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.


There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Pinero Sir Arthur Wing

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

Pintauro Joseph

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Pirsig Robert

Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

Platford Lois

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a


There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?


Art is a jealous mistress.


Remembering is for those who have forgotten.


From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.


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


Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Plautus Titus Maccius

Man is the measure of all things.

Plautus Titus Maccius

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Plautus Titus Maccius

Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Player Willis

Fast ship? You mean you've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?


I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Plummer Christopher

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


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

Pollard John G.

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


Porsche: there simply is no substitute.


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Pope Alexander

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Pope Alexander

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Pope John Paul

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Pope St. Gregory

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

Poppins Mary

Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Postmas James

Mum's the word.

Pournelle Niven and

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Powers Richard

There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Prabhupada Swami

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Prentice George D.

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

President Pat Paulsen for

My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Presley Elvis

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Presley Elvis

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."

Price Don

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Prochnow Herbert

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Prochnow Herbert V.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Professor English

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.

Prosser D. Winkel and F.

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


For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Proust M.

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

Proverb A Yippie

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

Proverb Ancient Simian

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.

Proverb Chinese

Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Proverb Chinese

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Proverb Recent Chinese

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Pryne Hester

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


When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.


Odets, where is thy sting?

Publius Ovidius Naso

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Publius Terentius Afer

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Publius Terentius Afer

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Publius Terentius Afer

One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Publius Terentius Afer

"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Publius Vergilius Maro

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Publius Vergilius Maro

We're only in it for the volume.

Publius Vergilius Maro

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Publius Vergilius Maro

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.

Pudd'nhead Wilson's

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.

Pulitzer Joseph

It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Pusey Nathan

Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.


No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

Python Monty

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

prayer Medieval

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

proverb Arab

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.

proverb Arabian

The fact that it works is immaterial.

proverb Chinese

Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

proverb Chinese

Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

proverb Chinese

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

proverb Chinese

We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

proverb Chinese

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."

proverb Chinese

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

proverb Chinese

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

proverb Indian

I think we're in trouble.

proverb Italian

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

proverb Polish

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

proverb Spanish

The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

proverb Turkish

What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

proverb. Scottish

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