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  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
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    France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other.
  • Pam Brown
    Pam Brown
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    A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.
  • John Burroughs
    John Burroughs
    American writer 1837-1921
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    For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man.
  • Phyllis Mcginley
    Phyllis Mcginley
    American poet and author 1905-1978
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    A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
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    A lasting marriage, they say, is one where the two reach for different sections of the Sunday paper. Me, I go right for the obituaries, just like those very elderly characters in Muriel Spark's spooky novel, 'Memento Mori.'
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    A playwright is the litmus paper of the arts. He's got to be, because if he isn't working on the same wave length as the audience, no one would know what in hell he was talking about. He is a kind of psychic journalist, even when he's great.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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    A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    Samuel Goldwyn
    American producer 1884-1974
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    A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
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    All reactionaries are paper tigers.
  • Anthony Holden
    Anthony Holden
    English writer, broadcaster and critic
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    Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.
  • Alan K. Simpson
    Alan K. Simpson
    American politician 1931-
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    An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
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