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Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other.
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.
American Poet 1878-1967
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.
American writer 1837-1921
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.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man.
American poet and author 1905-1978
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.
American poet 1941-
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.'
American Dramatist 1915-
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.
Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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.
American producer 1884-1974
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
British psychologist 1859-1939
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
Chinese politician 1893-1976
All reactionaries are paper tigers.
English writer, broadcaster and critic
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
American politician 1931-
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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