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


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Raleigh Sir Walter

He jests at scars who never felt a wound.

Rand Ayn


Rand Ayn

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Randall Stanley J.

Mandrell: "You know what I think?" Doctor: "Ah, ah that's a catch question. With a brain your size you don't think, right?"

Rankin Jeannette

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Ransford Chicago Reader

A witty saying proves nothing.

Ray Bob &

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Ray Kroc

No one born with a mouth and a need is "innocent".

Ray Kroc Founder

"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Raymond F. J.

What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Raymond Aron

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out.

Reagan Ronald

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Reagan Ronald

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

Reagan Ronald

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Reagan Ronald

Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

If there is no wind, row.

Reagan Ronald

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Reagan Ronald

Necessity hath no law.

Reed Rex

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Reed Rex

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

Reed Thomas B.

The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Regan Gerald

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Reich Wilhelm

Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Reid Thomas

"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.

Remarque Erich Maria

"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."

Report The Kidner

Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Reuss Fred

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Rich Rosen

I have had my television aerials removed. It's the moral equivalent of a prostate operation.

Richard Little

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.


There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.


Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Richard Bach

The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Richard Bach

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Richard Bach

If you want divine justice, die.

Richard Bach

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Richard Henry Dama

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Richler Mordecai

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Ringer Robert J.

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

Don't get mad, get even.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

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

Robert Frost

Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Robert Oppenheimer

The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Robert Pante

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Robert Preston

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Robertson Davies

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Robertson. D.W.

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


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Rochefou La

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

Rochefoucauld La

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Rochefoucauld La

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

Rochefoucauld La

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Rockefeller David

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.

Rockefeller John D.

San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Rockwell George Lincoln

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

Roger Zelazny

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Roger Zelazny

Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

Roger Zelazny

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Rogers The Best of Will

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

Rogers The Best of Will

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Rogers The Best of Will

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Rogers The Best of Will

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Rogers The Best of Will

... 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.

Rogers The Best of Will

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Rogers The Best of Will

What we wish, that we readily believe.

Rogers The Best of Will

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Rogers Will

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Rogers Will

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Rogers Will

Things past redress and now with me past care.

Rogers Will

No two persons ever read the same book.

Rogers Will

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Rogers Will

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Rogers Will

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Rogers Will

Practice is the best of all instructors.

Rogers Will

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Rogers Will

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Rogers Will

Don't guess

Rom Prof.

Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes. A more sententious, holding- forth old bore who expected every

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

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

Ronald Brady

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

Ronald Knox

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

Ronald Reagan

The coast was clear.

Roosevelt Eleanor

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Roosevelt Eleanor

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.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

So so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

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

Roosevelt Teddy

Necessity has no law.

Roosevelt Theodore

Practice yourself what you preach.

Roosevelt Theodore

There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Rose Billy

A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Rossetti Christina

Odets, where is thy sting?

Roth D.L.

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

Rouchefoucauld La

per year.

Rouchefoucauld La

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

Roy L. Ash

Save the Whales

Royal Darrell

An old Jewish man reads about Einstein's theory of relativity in the newspaper and asks his scientist grandson to explain it to him. "Well, zayda, it's sort of like this. Einstein says that if you're having your teeth drilled without Novocain, a mi

Royko Mike

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Rubinstein Arthur

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Rudner Rita

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Rukeyser Muriel

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

Runyon Damon

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

Rusk Dean

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Russel Baker

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Russell Bertrand

"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

Russell Bertrand

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Russell Bertrand

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.

Russell Bertrand

The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Russell Bertrand

"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

Russell Baker

We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Russell Bertrand

Flame on!

Russell Hoban

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.

Ryan Tom K.

One good turn deserves another.

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