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When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Allen Woody


The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.

Allen Woody


Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty Often have a share in their misfortunes.

Allen Woody


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Allen Woody


Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Allen Woody


Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

Allen Woody


I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.

Allen Woody


Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Allen Woody


Patch griefs with proverbs.

Allen Woody


You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Allen Woody


The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Allen Woody


Gay shlafen: Yiddish for "go to sleep". Now doesn't "gay shlafen" have a softer, more soothing sound than the harsh, staccato "go to sleep"? Listen to the difference: "Go to sleep, you little wretch!" ... "Gay shlafen, darling." Obvious, isn't

Allen Woody


When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Woody Allen


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

Woody Allen


Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Woody Allen





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