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Adam is the symbol of any one body of consciousness.

Preston Harold

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

George Orwell

Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.

Arthur Baer

Babies are such a nice way to start people.

Don Herold

Biography is history seen through the prism of a person.

Louis Fischer

California is a great place to live if you're an orange.

Fred Allen

Capital punishment is either an affront to humanity or a potential parking place.

Larry Brown

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

Garrison Keillor

Cats are living adornments.

Edwin Lent

Chance is a pseudonym of God when he doesn't want to sign.

Anatole France

Character is that which can do without success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Coincidence is a spiritual pun.

G.K. Chesterton

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Oscar Wilde

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

H.L. Mencken

Death is just a distant rumor to the young.

Andy Rooney

Defeat is worse than death because you live with defeat.

Bill Musselman

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Will Rogers

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Cary Grant

Drama is what you do when you have a dream while you're awake.

Ron Smothermon

Drunkenness is simply voluntary insanity.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost

England is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, anomalies, hobbies and humors.

George Santayana

Eternity is just time on an ego trip.

Lily Tomlin

Flirtation is attention without intention.

Max O'Neil

Fox hunting is the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.

Oscar Wilde

Freedom means choosing your burden.

Hephzibah Menuhin

Generosity is the vanity of giving.

La Rochefoucauld

Glamour is when a man knows a woman is a woman.

Gina Lollabrigida

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman

Hatreds are the cinders of affection.

Walter Raleigh

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
Luther Burbank

Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.

Walter Winchell

Humor is just another defence against the universe.

Mel Brooks

Ignorance is the mother of admiration.

George Chapman

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

Joseph Joubert

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.

Jack Paar

Integrity means a willingness not to violate one's identity.

Erich Fromm

Intelligence is the quickness in seeing things as they are.

George Santayana

Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other.

Rene Yasenek

Language is a form of organized stutter.

Marshall McLuhan

Language is a virus from outer space.

William Burroughs

Life is a stranger's sojourn, a night at an inn.

Marcus Aurelius

Love is the fundamental relatedness in the universe.

Ron Smothermon

Man is the only animal who is prone to insanity.

Colin Wilson

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.

Joseph Barth

Marriage is part of a sort of 50's revival package that's back in vogue along with neckties and naked ambition.

Calvin Trillin

Money is human happiness in the abstract.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Money is the poor people's credit card.

Marshall McLuhan

Monogamy is the Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistresses.

H.H. Munro

Neurosis is a way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.

Paul Tillich

Philosophy: a purple bullfinch in a lilac tree.

T.S. Eliot

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Henry Kissinger

Prophecy is the most gratuitous form of error.

George Eliot

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself a therapy.

Karl Kraus

Publication is a self-invasion of privacy.

Marshall McLuhan

Religion is the opium of the people.

Karl Marx

Ronald Reagan is a triumph of the embalmer's art.

Gore Vidal

Sex is dirty only when it's done right.

Woody Allen

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw

Sleep is an 8 hour peep show of infantile erotica.

J.G. Ballard

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

Fletcher Knebel

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.

Andre Maurois

Taste is the feminine of genius.

Edward Fitzgerald

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Television is democracy at its ugliest.

Paddy Chayevsky

Time was invented by God to give ideas a chance.

Nicholas Murray Butler

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

Truman Capote

War is the trade of kings.

John Dryden

Woman is at once apple and serpent.

Heinrich Heine

Wonder is a basis of worship.

Thomas Carlyle

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde

A phoenix ain't nuthin' but a burd.

Cab Calloway

Religion is an attempt, a noble attempt, to suggest in human terms more-than-human realities.

Christopher Morley

God is a comic playing to an audience that's afraid to laugh.


Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The absurd man is he who never changes

Auguste Barthelemy

To love is to admire with the heart; To admire is to love with the mind.

Theophile Gautier

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.


Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

Jean de La Bruyere

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

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