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The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Ba Dave


Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Barry Dave


Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Barry Dave


If built in great numbers, motels will be used for nothing but illegal purposes.

Barry Dave


It seems appropriate to me that Mapplethorpe's perverse images should be situated so close to Congress, which perpetuates a number of unnatural acts upon the body politic every day, without benefit of artificial lubrication or foreplay.

Barry Dave


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Barry Dave


One good turn asketh another.

Barry Dave


The optimum committee has no members.

Barry Dave


We have no scorched earth policy. We have a policy of scorched Communists.

Barry Dave


Better late than never.

Barry Dave


... relaxed in the manner of a man who has no need to put up a front of any kind.

Barry Dave


The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Barry Dave


Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

Barry Dave


It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Barry Dave


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Barry Dave


an idiot politically. But the designations may be good business for war veterans. Having bled for their country in 1861 and 1918, they have bled it all they could consequently. And why not?"

Barry Dave


Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

Barry Dave


"Rights" is a fictional abstraction. No one has "Rights", neither machines nor flesh-and-blood. Persons... have opportunities, not rights, which they use or do not use.

Barry Dave


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Barry Dave


I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

Barry Dave


If you have seen one city slum you have seen them all.

Barry Dave


We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source.

Barry Dave


Harp not on that string.

Barry Dave


What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Barry Dave


The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Barry Dave


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Barry Dave


It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.

Barry Dave


Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ances

Barry Dave


She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Barry Dave


Therefore it is necessary to learn how not to be good, and to use this knowledge and not use it, according to the necessity of the cause.

Barry Dave


What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Barry Dave


Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.

Barry Dave


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Barry Dave


The truth about a man lies first and foremost in what he hides.

Barry Dave


This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Barry Dave


A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Barry Dave


If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Barry Dave


I trust the first lion he meets will do his duty.

Barry Dave


Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Barry Dave


We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.

Barry Dave


Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

Barry Dave


The Russians have put a small ball up in the air. That does not raise my apprehensions one iota.

Barry Dave


Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

Barry Dave


If you live in New York, even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish.

Barry Dave


Satire is tragedy plus time.

Barry Dave


Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organising and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

Barry Dave


With a gentleman I try to be a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

Barry Dave


Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Barry Dave


Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Barry Dave


Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Barry Dave


The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Butler Dave


A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Dave


"I can remember when a good politician had to be 75 percent ability and 25 percent actor, but I can well see the day when the reverse could be true."

Dave Barry


All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.

Johnson Dave


The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.

Millman Dave


You can't underestimate the power of fear.

Parnas Dave


Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 B.C. at nine o'clock in the morning.

Thomas Dave


Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

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