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  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher Morley
    American Novelist, Journalist, Poet 1890-1957
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    : One of the odd things about being in a hurry is that it seems so fiercely important when you yourself are the hurrier and so comically ludicrous when it is someone else.
  • Art Buchwald
    Art Buchwald
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    A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.
  • A billion here, a billion there, and soon you're talking about real money.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
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    A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
  • A child should never even think about being a "good son." A parent decides that fate for the child. The parent encourages that. Not the child himself. And the perfect dad? I shudder at thinking what that may be.
  • A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.
  • George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    American politician 1946-
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    A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.

  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
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    A father... knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, the father not only will support his wife in keeping their daughter home but he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    A few weeks ago, I was at the gym, talking to a friend about politics. Overhearing the conversation, a young man - maybe 25 years old - interrupted to say, 'Obama? He hasn't done a single thing!'
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
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    A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.