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As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.
Joyce Carol Oates
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Laurence J. Peter
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
There are two sorts of curiosity - the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
Robert Wilson Lynd
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Nothing happens by itself... it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions.
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone.
Edward R. Murrow
Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out.
Richard M. Nixon
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West.
Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
TV happens. And once it's happened, it's gone. When it's gone, you move on, no tears, no tantrums, no videotape.
You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be.
Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.
I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.
Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.
It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
I believe that a contract, or at least an understanding, exists between the American public and the American advertiser concerning what advertising is, what its limitations are and what price people will pay for it.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
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