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There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Barry Dave


There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Barry Dave


Americans' greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a phenomenon, not a civilization.

Barry Dave


A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

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Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

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Leave no stone unturned.

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Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Barry Dave


Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


Some performers on television appear to be horrible people, but when you finally get to know them in person, they turn out to be even worse.

Barry Dave


How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Barry Dave


Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

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Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Barry Dave


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Barry Dave


There is a limit to the admiration we may hold for a man who spends his waking hours poking the contents of chickens with a stick.

Barry Dave


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Barry Dave


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Barry Dave


A Tale of Two Cities LITE(tm)

Barry Dave


Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

Barry Dave


Practice is the best of all instructors.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Barry Dave


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

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In the plot, people came to the land; the land loved them; they worked and struggled and had lots of children. There was a Frenchman who talked funny and a greenhorn from England who was a fancy-pants but when it came to the crunch he was all courag

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"Jesus saves...but Gretzky gets the rebound!"

Barry Dave


Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Barry Dave


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Barry Dave


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Barry Dave


No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo

Barry Dave


Don't guess

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My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.

Barry Dave


A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

Barry Dave


It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Barry Dave


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Barry Dave


Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer. [If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.]

Barry Dave


A is for Apple.

Barry Dave


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Barry Dave


We may not be able to persuade Hindus that Jesus and not Vishnu should govern their spiritual horizon, nor Moslems that Lord Buddha is at the center of their spiritual universe, nor Hebrews that Mohammed is a major prohpet, nor Christians that Shinto

Barry Dave


All art is but imitation of nature.

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Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Barry Dave


Nothing endures but change.

Barry Dave


... 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.

Barry Dave


Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Dave Barry





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