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The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.
All those people whose faces decorate the shopping bags of Barnes and Noble, with a few exceptions, would never get published today.
Mark Crispin Miller
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
John F. Kennedy
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.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature.
They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
Charles de Montesquieu
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
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