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When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

B Marion Zimmer

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Ba Dave

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Baber R.E.

Things are not always what they seem.

Babson Roger

I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Bacall Lauren

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Bach J.S.

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Bach Richard

Small things make base men proud.

Bacharach Burt

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Bacon Francis

If you live in New York, even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish.

Bacon Francis

She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a

Bacon Francis

In my end is my beginning.

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Bacon Francis

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Bacon Francis

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Bacon Francis

If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Bailey P.J.

Another day, another dollar.

Baja Dan Jenkins

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.

Baker Russell

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

Baker Russell

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Baker Russell

Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Baker Russell

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

Baldwin James

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Baldwin Stanley

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,


Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Balfour Arthur

Genius is pain.

Balliett Whitney

Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Ballou Hosea

If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.


America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?

Balzac Honor'e de

The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Bandits Time

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Bankhead Tallulah

The only cultural advantage LA has over NY is that you can make a right turn on a red light.

Banks Russell

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Banzai Buckaroo

The white race is the cancer of history.

Barber Milt

The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.


Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Barf Biff


Barker Clive

We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Barrie J.M.

I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Barris Chuck

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Barry Dave

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Barry Dave

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Barry Dave

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Barry Dave

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Barry Dave

The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Barry Dave

Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Barry Dave

The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

Barry Dave

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Barry Dave

The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Barry Dave

A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

Barry Dave

I owe the public nothing.

Barry Dave

We are what we pretend to be.

Barry Dave

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Barry Dave

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Barry Dave

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Barry Dave

The Least Successful Collector Betsy Baker played a central role in the history of collecting. She was employed as a servant in the house of John Warburton (1682-1759) who had amassed a fine collection of 58 first edition plays, including most of t

Barry Dave

It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Barry Dave

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Barry Dave

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Barry Dave

"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

Barry Dave

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Barry Dave

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Barry Dave

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Barry Dave

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

Barry Dave

Something's rotten in the state of Denmark.

Barry Dave

[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Barry Dave

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Barry Dave

I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Barry Dave

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Barry Dave

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

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

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Barry Dave

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Barry Dave

You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Barry Dave

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Barry Dave

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Barry Dave

A dead man cannot bite.

Barry Dave

Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Barry Dave

Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

Barry Dave

San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Barry Dave

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Baruch B.

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Battie Bill

It's not Camelot, but it's not Cleveland, either.

Baudelaire Charles

Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Beal Louise

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Bear Greg

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Beard Charles A.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Beard Peter

The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Beaton Cecil

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Beatty Paul

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

Beauvoir Simone de

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Beck Bob

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Becke Samuel

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.


Texas is Hell on woman and horses.

Beckett Samuel

For some reason a glaze passes over people's faces when you say "Canada". Maybe we should invade South Dakota or something.

Beckett Samuel

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Beckett Samuel

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

Beckman Roman

It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Beeblebrox Zaphod

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Beecher Rev. Henry Ward

Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim. I don't enjoy the sky or sea as much as I used

Beer Stafford

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Behan Brendan

Honesty's the best policy.

Behan Brendan

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Behan Brendan

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Behan Brendan

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Belloc Hilaire

General notions are generally wrong.

Bellow Saul

The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Ben Franklin

An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Benares Camden

Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Benares Camden

No evil can happen to a good man.

Benchley Robert

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Benchley Robert

Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Benchley Robert

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

Benchley Robert

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.


We're constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. Just as food can be bad for your system, music can be bad for your spirtual and emotional feelings. I

Benjamin A.

Like ya know? Rock 'N Roll is an esoteric language that unlocks the creativity chambers in people's brains, and like totally activates their essential hipness, which of course is like totally necessary for saving the earth, like because the first th

Bennett Alan

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Bennett Arnold

All art is but imitation of nature.

Bennett D.

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".

Bennett James Gordon

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Bennett W.C.

Nothing endures but change.

Bennett W.C.

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

Bergen Candice

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Berle Milton

They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Berlioz Hector

Language is a virus from another planet.

Berman Edgar

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Bernanos Georges

Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Berner Jeff

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Berquier Edouard

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Berra Yogi

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Berra Yogi

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

Berryman John

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Biel Gabriel

Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Bierce Ambrose

Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Bierce Ambrose

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Bierce Ambrose

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Bierce Ambrose

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Bierce Ambrose

Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Bierce Ambrose

This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Bierce Ambrose

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Bierce Ambrose

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Bierce Ambrose

It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Bierce Ambrose

If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Bilbo Baggins

If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.

Bill Adler

History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Bill Cain

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Bill Cain

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Billings Josh

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Billings Josh

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.

Billings Josh

Better late than never.

Billings Josh

Everyone is in the best seat.

Billings Josh

Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

Billings Josh

Talkers are no good doers.

Billings Josh

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Binder Dr. L.

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Binstead Arthur

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.


'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.


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


There is no fool to the old fool.

Bir Fred Nietzsche The

Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Bismarck Otto Von

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

Bismarck Otto Von

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Bismarck Otto von

If Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is not by some means abridged, it will soon fall into disuse.

Bismarck Otto von

"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Bismarck Otto von

There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Bismark Otto von

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Blake 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.

Blake William

Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Blake William

The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Blake William

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Blake William

Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Blaylock James P.

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blaylock James P.

Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Blaylock James P.

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Blaylock James P.

Yes, I've now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones. Unfortunately, it's a lower case l.

Blish James

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.


Great acts are made up of small deeds.


Anything is possible on paper.

Bo Napoleon

Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Bo Napoleon

What an artist dies with me!

Bob Cary Grant

If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes. A more sententious, holding- forth old bore who expected every

Bob Dylan

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Boffo Mister

"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

Bogart Humphrey

It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

Bogart Humphrey

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Bohr Niels

Odets, where is thy sting?

Boleyn Anne

Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Bombeck Erma

If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Bombeck Erma

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Bon John Dillinger on

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Bono Ed De

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

Bonzai Buckaroo

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Boorstin Daniel J.

The goys have proven the following theorem...

Boren James H.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Borge Victor

The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Bosky Bernadette

The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

Bosquet Pierre

What fools these mortals be.

Bossert W.

The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Boswell James

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

Bowie David

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

Bowles Colin

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Bowles Colin

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

Bradbury Ray

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.

Bradley F.H.

Just close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, `There's no place like home.'

Bradley General Omar N.

A man's house is his castle.

Bramah Ernest

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way a midget is good at being short.

Brandeis Justice Louis D.

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Brando Marlon

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Brando Marlon

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Brant Sebastian

There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Braun Wernher von

Imagine what we can imagine!

Brecher K.

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Brecheux J.

Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

Brecht Bertold

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Brecht Bertolt

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Brecht Bertolt

A morgue is a morgue is a morgue. They can paint the walls with aggressively cheerful primary colors and splashy bold graphics, but it's still a holding place for the dead until they can be parted out to organ banks. Not that I would have cared nor

Brecht Bertolt

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Brecht Bertolt

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Brecht Bertolt

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Brecht Bertolt

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

Brecht Bertolt

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Brenan Gerald

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Brescia Albertano of

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Brian Herbert

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Briggs Austen

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Brilliant Ashleigh

[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

Brilliant Ashleigh

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Brilliant Ashleigh

You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

Brilliant Ashleigh

People in general do not willingly read if they have anything else to amuse them.

Broder David

"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Brodsky Joseph

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Brogan Colm

The world wants to be deceived.

Brooks Mel

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Brooks Atkinson

In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, delve deep into the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In work, be competent. In action, be careful of your timing.

Brooks Mel

I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.

Brooks Mel

The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Brothers The Blues

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Brothers The Blues

Broughton Philip

Things past redress and now with me past care.

Brow John Mason

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Brow John Mason

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Brown Governor Jerry

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact...

Brown Rita Mae

Many hands make light work.

Browning Robert

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Bruce Lenny

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry without a certain unsoundness of mind.

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Bruce Lenny

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Bruce Lenny

"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Bruce Lenny

Leave no stone unturned.

Bruce Lenny

Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Bruce Lenny

As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

Bruce Lenny

Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Brunner John

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Bruyere Jean de la

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Bry Yul

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Bryson Lyman

A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.

Buckley Lord

The Bible says that woman was the last thing God made. Evidently He made her on Saturday night. She reveals his fatigue.

Buckley William F.

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Buckley William F.

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Buddha Gotama

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Bullwinkle Rocky and

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Bullwinkle J. Moose

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Bulwer-Ly Grand Panjandrum

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.


It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.


And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.


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


We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Bumstead Dagwood

She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Bungei Shunju

Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Buren Abigail Van

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Buren Abigail Van

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Burgess Anthony

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

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Burke James

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.

Burnham Daniel Hudson

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

Burns George

To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Burns George

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ances

Burroughs William

One good turn asketh another.

Burroughs William S.

That's no moon...

Burt Lanier Safford III

"I'm in Pittsburgh. Why am I here?"

Burton Robert

It's not easy, being green.

Burton Sir Richard

The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

Burton Sir Richard

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Business Risky

"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Butler Dave

The Israelis are the Doberman pinschers of the Middle East. They treat the Arabs like postmen.

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

Butler Samuel

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

Butler Samuel

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

Butler Samuel

Forgive and forget.

Butler Samuel

We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Butler Samuel

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Bux Bastian B.

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Byrnes James F.

Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Bywater T.

I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

beach. from the

I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

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