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"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Attorney General William


The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Blake William


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Blake William


Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Blake William


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Blake William


A drama critic is a person who surprises a playwright by informing him what he meant.

Blake William


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Buckley William F.


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Buckley William F.


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Burroughs William


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

Burroughs William S.


If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when the're reading to themselves.

Channing William Ellery


Beggars should be no choosers.

Clarence Darrow to William


In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Faulkner William


Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Faulkner William


Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Garrison William Lloyd


Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Halsey Admiral William


Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

Hazlitt William


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Hodder-Williams Christopher


What a bonanza! An unknown beginner to be directed by Lubitsch, in a script by Wilder and Brackett, and to play with Paramount's two superstars, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, and to be beaten up by both of them!

James William


The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

James William


There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.

LeoGrande William


It is either through the influence of narcotic potions, of which all primitive peoples and races speak in hymns, or through the powerful approach of spring, penetrating with joy all of nature, that those Dionysian stirrings arise, which in their int

Morris William


Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Orton William


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

Penn William


If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Shake William


There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

Shake William


Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Shake William


Let your conscience be your guide.

Shake William


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Shake William


For years a secret shame destroyed my peace

Shake William


Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.

Shake William


If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Shake William


The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose, for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the

Shake William


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Shake William


If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Shake William


Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Shakes William


... A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

Shakes William


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.

Shakesp William


Most general statements are false, including this one.

Shakesp William


I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.

Shakesp William


You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Shakespear William


None love the bearer of bad news.

Shakespear William


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Shakespear William


My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Shakespear William


If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Shakespear William


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

Shakespeare William


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.

Shakespeare William


Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Shakespeare William


Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Shakespeare William


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Shakespeare William


We know all about the habits of the ant, we know all about the habits of the bee, but we know nothing at all about the habits of the oyster. It seems almost certain that we have been choosing the wrong time for studying the oyster.

Shakespeare William


Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Shakespeare William


Look ere ye leap.

Shakespeare William


Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Shakespeare William


The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Shakespeare William


Well begun is half done.

Shakespeare William


Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Shakespeare William


Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Shakespeare William


I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Shakespeare William


Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


"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

Shakespeare William


TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Shakespeare William


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

White William Allen


It is a wise father that knows his own child.

White William Allen


"God gives burdens; also shoulders" Jimmy Carter cited this Jewish saying in his concession speech at the end of the 1980 election. At least he said it was a Jewish saying; I can't find it anywhere. I'm sure he's telling the truth though; why wo

William


Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

William Gibson


The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

William S. Paley


Briefly stated, the findings are that when presented with an array of data or a sequence of events in which they are instructed to discover an underlying order, subjects show strong tendencies to perceive order and causality in random arrays, to perc

William Shakespeare


What!? Me worry?

William Shakespeare


I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

William Shakespeare


Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

William Shakespeare


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

William Shakespeare


Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Williams H.H.


Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.

Williams Robin


An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Williams Tennessee


It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Williams Robin


The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Williamson Nicol


I've got a very bad feeling about this.

Williamson Dr. Paul


I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Yeats William Butler





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