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Odets, where is thy sting?

Ambrose Bierce


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

Ambrose Bierce


Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Ambrose Bierce


For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Ambrose Bierce


"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Ambrose Bierce


Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Ambrose Bierce


Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Bierce Ambrose


Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Bierce Ambrose


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.

Bierce Ambrose


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Bierce Ambrose


The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Bierce Ambrose


"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Bierce Ambrose


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Bierce Ambrose


Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Bierce Ambrose


I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Bierce Ambrose


NEW YORK

Bierce Ambrose





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