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Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

T.S. Eliot


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

Tacitus


"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Tacitus


In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.

Talleyrand Charles-Maurice De


What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Tao Te Ching


Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Tarkin Governor


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

Tarkington Booth


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,

Tarsus Paul of


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Taylor Elizabeth


She say, Miss Colie, You better hush. God might hear you. Let 'im hear me, I say. If he ever listened to poor colored women the world would be a different place, I can tell you.

Technology Aviation Week and Space


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Temple Shirley


If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Tennant Harry


The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Terry Pratchett


Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Terry Pratchett


Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Texa J. Frank Dobie


What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Thatcher Margaret


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

The Outer Limits


Imagine what we can imagine!

The Squirrels


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Theophrastus


Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Thomas Dylan


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

Thomas Dylan


The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Thomas J. Parnell


Yawd [noun, Bostonese]: the campus of Have Id.

Thomas Marlo


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Thomas Marlo


War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Thomas Norman


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

Thomas Carlyle


There is perhaps in every thing of any consequence, secret history, which it would be amusing to know, could we have it authentically communicated.

Thomas Dave


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

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas De Quincey


Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Thomas De Quincey


"Elves and Dragons!" I says to him. "Cabbages and potatoes are better for you and me."

Thomas Jefferson


We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Thomas King


You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

Thomas Macaulay


By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Thomas W. Lamont


A place for everything and everything in its place.

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


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

Thompson H.S.


I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.

Thompson Hunter S.


A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Thompson Hunter S.


They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

Thompson Ken


They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Thore Henry David


A morgue is a morgue is a morgue. They can paint the walls with aggressively cheerful primary colors and splashy bold graphics, but it's still a holding place for the dead until they can be parted out to organ banks. Not that I would have cared nor

Thoreau


My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Thoreau H.D.


Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.

Thoreau Henry David


Someone did a study of the three most-often-heard phrases in New York City. One is "Hey, taxi." Two is, "What train do I take to get to Bloomingdale's?" And three is, "Don't worry. It's just a flesh wound."

Thoreau Henry David


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Thoreau Henry David


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Thoreau Henry David


The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm.

Thoreau Henry David


You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

Thoreau Henry David


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Thoreau Henry David


I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

Thoreau Henry David


All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Thoreau David Henry


The world wants to be deceived.

Thurber James


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Thurber James


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

Thurber James


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

Thurber James


He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Ti Chuck Shepherd


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?

Tikkanen Henrik


I am a deeply superficial person.

Tiselius Arne


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

Titus Livius


Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Tobaben


My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.

Tocqueville Alexis de


Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Todd Ruthven Campbell


Don't get mad, get even.

Tokugawa Shogun


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

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J. R. R.


New Jersey is not the armpit of the nation; it's the asshole of the universe.

Tolkien J. R. R.


Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J.R.R.


Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Tolkien J.R.R.


A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

Tolkien J.R.R.


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Tolkien J.R.R.


The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Tolstoy


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

Tolstoy


Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Tolstoy


I didn't do it! Nobody saw me do it! Can't prove anything!

Tolstoy


Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Tolstoy Leo


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Tomash Erwin


I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Tomlin Lily


Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Tomlin Lily


One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

Tomlin Lily


The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Tomlin Lily


I dote on his very absence.

Tomlin Lily


I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tomlin Lily


The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist "Jack."

Tourbillon


Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Toynbee Arnold Joseph


A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Tr Leon


The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Trend Motor


Too much is just enough.

Trend Motor


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Trend Motor


I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Trillin Calvin


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

Trilling Lionel


No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo

Trotsky


In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.

Trudeau P.E.


All the waters of the earth are in the armpit of the Great Frog.

Truman Harry


Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

Truman Harry


It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Truman Harry S.


Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Truman Harry S.


A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Truman Harry S.


After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Truman Harry S.


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Truman President Harry S.


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.

Tsu Lao


I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Tsu Lao


Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Tsu Lao


The superfluous is very necessary.

Tsu Lao


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Tsu Lao


Use an accordion. Go to jail.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


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.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


General notions are generally wrong.

Tsu Lao


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Tsu Lao


A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Tuc The mayor of


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

Turgenev


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Turner Ted


Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Turner Ted


God is Dead.

Tusser Thomas


My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Tusser Thomas


Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Twain Mark


Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Twain Mark


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Twain Mark


While there's life, there's hope.

Twain Mark


I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Twain Mark


Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order of the Author

Twain Mark


I stick my neck out for nobody.

Twain Mark


People in general do not willingly read if they have anything else to amuse them.

Twain Mark


Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Twain Mark


Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Twain Mark


It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Twain Mark


The farther you go, the less you know.

Twain Mark


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Twain Mark


Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Twain Mark


To have died once is enough.

Twain Mark


The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is a constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read.

Twain Mark


Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Twain Mark


The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


In my end is my beginning.

Twain Mark


His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Twain Mark


Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Twain Mark


He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

Twain Mark


The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Twain Mark


"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Twain Mark


The most common given name in the world is Mohammad; the most common family name in the world is Chang. Can you imagine the enormous number of people in the world named Mohammad Chang?

Twain Mark


A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.

Twain Mark


We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Twain Mark


Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Twain Mark


The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

Twain Mark


The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Twain Mark


Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


... 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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Twain Mark


"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Twain Mark


I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

Twain Mark


My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Many enraged psychiatrists are inciting a weary butcher. The butcher is weary and tired because he has cut meat and steak and lamb for hours and weeks. He does not desire to chant about anything with raving psychiatrists, but he sings about his gin

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Twain Mark


Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Twain Mark


A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Twain Mark


We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Twain Mark


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Look ere ye leap.

Twain Mark


If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt

Twain Mark


For there are moments when one can neither think nor feel. And if one can neither think nor feel, she thought, where is one?

Twain Mark


Twain Mark


I hate dying.

Twain Mark


Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Twain Mark


Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

Twain Mark


There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Twain Mark


All art is but imitation of nature.

Twain Mark


Men are superior to women.

Twain Mark


"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."

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.

Twain Mark


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Twain Mark


Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Twain Mark


You roll my log, and I will roll yours.

Twain Mark


"A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police."

Twain Mark


A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Tweed Boss


There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what rid

Tyger Frank


Nice guys finish last.

Tyroon Henry


I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.

Tzu Chuang


Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Tzu Chuang


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

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