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The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.


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Raleigh Sir Walter

War is like love, it always finds a way.

Rand Ayn

The white race is the cancer of history.

Rand Ayn

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Randall Stanley J.

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

Rankin Jeannette

I am a deeply superficial person.

Ransford Chicago Reader

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Ray Bob &

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Ray Kroc

Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Ray Kroc Founder

Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Raymond F. J.

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

Raymond Aron

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

Reagan Ronald

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Reagan Ronald

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.

Reagan Ronald

The nearer to the church, the further from God.

Reagan Ronald

There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his

Reagan Ronald

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

Reagan Ronald

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Reed Rex

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Reed Rex

Nothing succeeds like success.

Reed Thomas B.

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Regan Gerald

Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Reich Wilhelm

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

Reid Thomas

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Remarque Erich Maria

L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Report The Kidner

A snake lurks in the grass.

Reuss Fred

... 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

Rich Rosen

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Richard Little

Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.


The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.


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

Richard Bach

Or you or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Richard Bach

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me that I may s

Richard Bach

Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Richard Bach

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Richard Henry Dama

Texas is Hell on woman and horses.

Richler Mordecai

If God is One, what is bad?

Ringer Robert J.

So little time, so little to do.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

A Galileo could no more be elected president of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illus

Robbins Tom

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Robbins Tom

There is no act of treachery or mean-ness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

Robbins Tom

With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Robbins Tom

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Robbins Tom

Practice is the best of all instructors.

Robert Frost

A violent man will die a violent death.

Robert Oppenheimer

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

Robert Pante

Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Robert Preston

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

Robertson Davies

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Robertson. D.W.

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.


It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Rochefou La

There's no justice in this world.

Rochefoucauld La

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.

Rochefoucauld La

Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Rochefoucauld La

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

Rockefeller David

... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Rockefeller John D.

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

Rockwell George Lincoln

... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Roger Zelazny

Use an accordion. Go to jail.

Roger Zelazny

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

Roger Zelazny

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Rogers The Best of Will

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Rogers The Best of Will

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

[Americans] are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.

Rogers The Best of Will

It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.

Rogers The Best of Will

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Rogers The Best of Will

O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

Rogers The Best of Will

I knew her before she was a virgin.

Rogers Will

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Rogers Will

The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.

Rogers Will

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.

Rogers Will

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

The better part of valor is discretion.

Rogers Will

The farther you go, the less you know.

Rogers Will

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Rogers Will

The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Rogers Will

Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Rogers Will

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.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Rom Prof.

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

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.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Ronald Brady

Life is the living you do, Death is the living you don't do.

Ronald Knox

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

Ronald Reagan

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

Roosevelt Eleanor

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Roosevelt Eleanor

There is no proverb that is not true.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

If you want divine justice, die.

Roosevelt Teddy

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

Roosevelt Theodore

To have died once is enough.

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Rose Billy

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Rossetti Christina

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

Roth D.L.

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Rouchefoucauld La

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Rouchefoucauld La

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

Roy L. Ash

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.

Royal Darrell

We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

Royko Mike

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

Rubinstein Arthur

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

Rudner Rita

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Rukeyser Muriel

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.

Runyon Damon

Littering is dumb.

Rusk Dean

We're only in it for the volume.

Russel Baker

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Russell Bertrand

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Russell Bertrand

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Russell Bertrand

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

Russell Baker

There is always one thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.

Russell Bertrand

The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Russell Hoban

Maryel brought her bat into Exit once and started whacking people on the dance floor. Now everyone's doing it. It's called grand slam dancing.

Ryan Tom K.

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

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