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Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

P Harry Thurston

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Pa Long Chen

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Pa Jessie

The better part of valor is discretion.

Paar Jack

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Paar Jack

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

Paine Thomas

It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Paine Thomas

Gay shlafen: Yiddish for "go to sleep". Now doesn't "gay shlafen" have a softer, more soothing sound than the harsh, staccato "go to sleep"? Listen to the difference: "Go to sleep, you little wretch!" ... "Gay shlafen, darling." Obvious, isn't

Palindromist The Mad

Murray and Esther, a middle-aged Jewish couple, are touring Chile. Murray just got a new camera and is constantly snapping pictures. One day, without knowing it, he photographs a top-secret military installation. In an instant, armed troops surroun

Parker Dorothy

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorothy

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Parker Dorothy

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Parker Dorothy

What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Parker Dorothy

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Parker Dorthy

A man's house is his castle.

Parker Robert

Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,


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

Parkinson C.N.

She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Parkinson C.N.

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Parnas Dave

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

Pascal Blaise

I love treason but hate a traitor.

Pascal Blaise

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Pascal Blaise

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Pasteur L.

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Pat Cadigan

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Pat Cadigan

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

Patricia O Tuama

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Patrick Saint

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.


Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Paul Erdman

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Paul Tillich German

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Pelt Lucy Van

The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.

Penn Jillette

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Penn William

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.

Perce Chief Joseph

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Perelman S.J.

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


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Perlis Alan J.

I stick my neck out for nobody.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

Peter Irene

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Peter Laurence

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Peter Laurence J.

Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Peter Laurence J.

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Peter Stack

per year.

Peter Straub

When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know who have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.

Petronius Gaius

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


Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.


You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Philip Hale Boston

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

Philips Emo

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Phillips Emo

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Phillips Utah

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

Physicist John von Neumann

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.


The notes blatted skyward as they rose over the Canada geese, feathered rumps mooning the day, webbed appendages frantically pedaling unseen bicycles in their search for sustenance, driven by cruel Nature's maxim, 'Ya wanna eat, ya gotta work,' and a


'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

Picasso Pablo

In the long run we are all dead.

Pike Bishop James

... 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

Pile Stephen

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

Pile Stephen

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

Pile Stephen

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Pile Stephen

It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."

Pile Stephen

There is no fool to the old fool.


The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent


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

Pinero Sir Arthur Wing

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Pintauro Joseph

Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Pirsig Robert

If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Platford Lois

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.


It looks like it's up to me to save our skins. Get into that garbage chute, flyboy!


I played lead guitar in a band called The Federal Duck, which is the kind of name that was popular in the '60s as a result of controlled substances being in widespread use. Back then, there were no restrictions, in terms of talent, on who could make


He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.


Sometimes, too long is too long.


Littering is dumb.


An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Plautus Titus Maccius

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

Plautus Titus Maccius

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Plautus Titus Maccius

The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Player Willis

What you don't know won't help you much either.


Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

Plummer Christopher

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


The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Pollard John G.

Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t


The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Pope Alexander

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Pope Alexander

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Pope John Paul

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

Pope St. Gregory

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Poppins Mary

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

Postmas James

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Pournelle Niven and

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Powers Richard

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Prabhupada Swami

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

Prentice George D.

When in doubt, tell the truth.

President Pat Paulsen for

The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.

Presley Elvis

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

Presley Elvis

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and

Price Don

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

Prochnow Herbert

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Prochnow Herbert V.

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

Professor English

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Prosser D. Winkel and F.

He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.


Never buy from a rich salesman.

Proust M.

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

Proverb A Yippie

Nice guys finish last.

Proverb Ancient Simian

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

Proverb Chinese

"Jesus saves...but Gretzky gets the rebound!"

Proverb Chinese

Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Proverb Recent Chinese

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

Pryne Hester

I hate quotations.


So little time, so little to do.


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

Publius Ovidius Naso

Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Publius Terentius Afer

We're only in it for the volume.

Publius Terentius Afer

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Publius Terentius Afer

One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Publius Terentius Afer

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

Publius Vergilius Maro

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

Publius Vergilius Maro

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Publius Vergilius Maro

A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Publius Vergilius Maro

Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Pudd'nhead Wilson's

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

Pulitzer Joseph

BS: You remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power. B: What power? BS: The power of voodoo. B: Voodoo? BS: You do. B: Do what? BS: Remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power...

Pusey Nathan

CF&C stole it, fair and square.


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

Python Monty

I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.

prayer Medieval

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.

proverb Arab

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

proverb Arabian

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

proverb Chinese

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

proverb Chinese

One good turn deserves another.

proverb Chinese

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.

proverb Chinese

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

proverb Chinese

To lead people, you must follow behind.

proverb Chinese

Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

proverb Chinese

[He] took me into his library and showed me his books, of which he had a complete set.

proverb Indian

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

proverb Italian

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

proverb Polish

Confucius say too much.

proverb Spanish

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

proverb Turkish

Too much is just enough.

proverb. Scottish

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