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When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Adams John

Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Adams John Quincy

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

Altgeld John

He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Berryman John

Who's scruffy-looking?

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Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Brow John Mason

Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Brow John Mason

... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Brunner John

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Cage John

If we don't survive, we don't do anything else.

Cage John

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Carson Johnny

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Carson Johnny

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Carson Johnny

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Carson Johnny

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Ch St. John

By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

Cheever John

Art is a jealous mistress.

Ciardi John

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Ciardi John

Nice guys finish last.

Ciardi John

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Croll John

Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Dewey John

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Diefenbaker John

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Dillinger John

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Elizabeth John Greenway

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Fisher John

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Florio John

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Foreman John

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Galbraith John Kenneth

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Galbraith John Kenneth

Monterey... is decidedly the pleasantest and most civilized-looking place in California ... [it] is also a great place for cock-fighting, gambling of all sorts, fandangos, and various kinds of amusements and knavery.

Galbraith John Kenneth

If you want divine justice, die.

Galsworthy John

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Hart Johnny

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Heywood John

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Heywood John

Just close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, `There's no place like home.'

Heywood John

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Heywood John

God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Heywood John

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Heywood John

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Heywood John

Events are not affected, they develop.

Heywood John

Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Heywood John

Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunc

Heywood John

It's not a sin not to be Irish, but it is a great shame.

Heywood John

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Heywood John

Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Heywood John

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Heywood John

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Heywood John

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Heywood John

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Hinckley John

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Irving John

To have died once is enough.

John Ball

Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

John Barrymore

Let your conscience be your guide.

John Denver

I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.

John Dewey

The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

John Donne

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

John Gardner

France is a country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

John Hunt British

Acting is not very hard. The most important things are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh, well, I think of my sex life.

John Kennedy

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

John Kenneth Galbraith

"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

John LeCarre

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

John Lightfoot

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

John The Dragon to Grendel in

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Johnson Dave

One big pile is better than two little piles.

Johnson Dr.

Necessity has no law.

Johnson Dr.

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Johnson Lyndon Baines

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Johnson S.

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Johnson Samuel

My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Johnson Samuel

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Johnson Samuel

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Johnson Samuel

Whatever doesn't succeed in two months and a half in California will never succeed.

Johnson Samuel

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Johnson Samuel

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Johnson Samuel

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.


A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Johnson Lyndon

"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Johnston M. M.

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.

Ke John F.

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Keats John

One good turn asketh another.

Kennedy John F.

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Kennedy John F.

It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Kennedy John F.

Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Kennedy John

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Keynes John Maynard

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Keynes John Maynard

A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Keynes John Maynard

Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Lehman John

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Lennon John

"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Lennon John

Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Lilly John

The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Locke John

Plus ,ca change, plus c'est la m^eme chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.]

Lubbock John

Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Lyly John

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Mill John Stuart

"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

Milton John

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Milton John

Sometimes, too long is too long.

Milton John

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Morley John Viscount

"Are you police officers?" "No, ma'am. We're musicians."

O'Hara John

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Physicist John von Neumann

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Pollard John G.

Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Pope John Paul

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Rockefeller John D.

There must be more to life than having everything.

Samuel Johnson

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Sinclair John

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Sloan John

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Steinbeck John

Art is anything you can get away with.

Storm Johnny

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Swayze John Cameron

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Updike John

Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim. I don't enjoy the sky or sea as much as I used

Updike John

Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped.

Whorfin Lord John

There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

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