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If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Ba Dave


"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"

Barry Dave


"MacDonald has the gift on compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts."

Barry Dave


Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them.

Barry Dave


The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

Barry Dave


Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Barry Dave


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,

Barry Dave


He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.

Barry Dave


Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity.

Barry Dave


There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Barry Dave


In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: Who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: Who does not obey shall not eat.

Barry Dave


"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Barry Dave


Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

Barry Dave


Why be a man when you can be a success?

Barry Dave


Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Barry Dave


... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Barry Dave


By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Barry Dave


The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

Barry Dave


I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Barry Dave


None love the bearer of bad news.

Barry Dave


What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Barry Dave


I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic establishment.

Barry Dave


At twenty-six, Kate, though not promiscuous, had slept with most of the decent men in public life.

Barry Dave


There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Barry Dave


Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Barry Dave


A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reforms. It does not haggle over expenditures on armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is

Barry Dave


The more the merrier.

Barry Dave


I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.

Barry Dave


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Barry Dave


Diplomacy is the art of letting the other party have things your way.

Barry Dave


The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist.

Barry Dave


Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.

Barry Dave


Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

Barry Dave


There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Barry Dave


All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Barry Dave


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Barry Dave


It is often the case that the man who can't tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.

Barry Dave


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Barry Dave


There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are Obedience, Endeavor, Honesty, Order, Cleanliness, Sobriety, Truthfulness, Sacrifice, and love of the Fatherland.

Barry Dave


What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Barry Dave


What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.

Barry Dave


Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House.

Barry Dave


What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

Barry Dave


Politics, like religion, hold up the torches of matrydom to the reformers of error.

Barry Dave


"Avoid revolution or expect to get shot. Mother and I will grieve, but we will gladly buy a dinner for the National Guardsman who shot you."

Barry Dave


I reverently believe that the maker who made us all makes everything in New England, but the weather. I don't know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the weather-clerks factory who experiment and learn how, in New England, fo

Barry Dave


I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

Barry Dave


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Barry Dave


The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Barry Dave


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Barry Dave


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Dave Barry





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