Memory is the scribe of the soul.
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
George Bernard Shaw
I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
My wedding was at home, so I didn't really want to wear a veil in my house. Instead I wore a lot of diamond hair clips. They were brooches, actually, designed by Lorraine Schwartz.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
My wife, Jill, and I have an incredibly close working relationship, and an incredibly happy married one. We met through work. I was the world's worst advertising copywriter. She had the misfortune to be my account director, so from the very start she was my boss, and she still is.
Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.
This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe we look to the cities and small towns of America. This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.
It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I always remembered that when I saw people get married they got on a rocketship and went to Planet Happiness, Population: Them.
It shows exactly what you can do if you're a total psychotic.
What words cannot convey ... the mind can read.
Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.
Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
H. L. Mencken
It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony. It helped you hope.
We are so presumptuous that we would wish to be known by all the world, even by people who shall come after, when we shall be no more; and we are so vain that the esteem of five or six neighbors delights and contents us.
A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve.
If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing.
At any rate, girls are differently situated. Having no need of deep scientific knowledge, their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world, the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people.
William John Wills
A Bay Area Bisexual told me I didn't quite coincide with either of her desires.
Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal. It was Mussolini's success in Italy, with his government-directed economy, that led the early New Dealers to say But Mussolini keeps the trains running on time.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
With improv, it's a combination of listening and not trying to be funny.
Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
Being alone is scarier than any boogey man and the reason why I don't choose to see Horror movies as a rule.
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