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  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.
  • Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist 1945-
    Bruce Cockburn
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    Catching the light and falling into dark
    And the world fades out like an overheard remark...
    In the falling dark
    Source: In The Falling Dark (1976) Title track, In The Falling Dark (See also: John M
  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright 1911-1983
    Tennessee Williams
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    I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
  • Edna O'Brien
    Edna O'Brien
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    In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: ''Is there someone new?''
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    American novelist, short story writer and poet 1849-1909
    Sarah Orne Jewett
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    It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out.
  • Oliver Cromwell
    Oliver Cromwell
    Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England 1599-1658
    Oliver Cromwell
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    Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
    Willa Cather
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    Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Speech is often barren; but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled egg; and when it takes to cackling will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.
  • Bret Harte
    Bret Harte
    American short story writer and poet 1836-1902
    Bret Harte
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    Which I wish to remark, And my language is plain, That for ways that are dark And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinee is peculiar.
    Source: The Heathen Chinee (1870)
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a ''joke.''
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