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Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

B Marion Zimmer

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

Ba Dave

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

Baber R.E.

In the long run we are all dead.

Babson Roger

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

Bacall Lauren

Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Bach J.S.

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Bach Richard

Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull inbetween.

Bacharach Burt

If the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this would be a better world.

Bacon Francis

The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, 'Flick your Bic, cr

Bacon Francis

I might have gone to West Point, but I was too proud to speak to a congressman.

Bacon Francis

Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Bacon Francis

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Bacon Francis

"You little (such a one who, while wearing a copper nose ring, stands in a footbath atop Mount Raruaruaha during a heavy thunderstorm and shouts that Alohura, Goddess of Lightning, has the facial features of a diseased uloruaha root)!"

Bacon Francis

Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at the blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Bacon Francis

The surest protection against temptation is cowardice.

Bacon Francis

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?

Bailey P.J.

Look ere ye leap.

Baja Dan Jenkins

The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.

Baker Russell

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.

Baker Russell

Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Baker Russell

Knowledge is power.

Baker Russell

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Baldwin James

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Baldwin Stanley

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske


Under every stone lurks a politician.

Balfour Arthur

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Balliett Whitney

He hath eaten me out of house and home.

Ballou Hosea

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.


Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender. You stand convicted of sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want.

Balzac Honor'e de

A drama critic is a person who surprises a playwright by informing him what he meant.

Bandits Time

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

Bankhead Tallulah

I'll never get off this planet.

Banks Russell

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Banzai Buckaroo

Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.

Barber Milt

Remember folks. Street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.


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

Barf Biff

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Barker Clive

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Barrie J.M.

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.'

Barris Chuck

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

Barry Dave

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Barry Dave

"You've got to have a gimmick if your band sucks."

Barry Dave

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Barry Dave

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Barry Dave

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Barry Dave

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Barry Dave

"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."

Barry Dave

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

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

"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side."

Barry Dave

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Barry Dave

Pilfering Treasury property is paticularly dangerous: big thieves are ruthless in punishing little thieves.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Historians have now definitely established that Juan Cabrillo, discoverer of California, was not looking for Kansas, thus setting a precedent that continues to this day.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.

Barry Dave

Satire is tragedy plus time.

Barry Dave

In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Barry Dave

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Barry Dave

Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Barry Dave

Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.

Barry Dave

We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Barry Dave

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Barry Dave

It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

Barry Dave

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Barry Dave

It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.

Barry Dave

"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

Barry Dave

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Faith is under the left nipple.

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

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.

Barry Dave

What an artist dies with me!

Barry Dave

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Barry Dave

Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Barry Dave

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.

Barry Dave

He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Barry Dave

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Barry Dave

"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Barry Dave

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

Barry Dave

"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Barry Dave

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Barry Dave

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

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

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Baruch B.

Political history is far too criminal a subject to be a fit thing to teach children.

Battie Bill

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Baudelaire Charles

Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Beal Louise

Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Bear Greg

Nice guys finish last.

Beard Charles A.

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Beard Peter

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Beaton Cecil

There must be more to life than having everything.

Beatty Paul

He who slings mud generally loses ground.

Beauvoir Simone de

May you live in uninteresting times.

Beck Bob

XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

Becke Samuel

This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Beckett Samuel

Or you or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Beckett Samuel

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Beckett Samuel

Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Beckman Roman

Better late than never.

Beeblebrox Zaphod

Interesting poll results reported in today's New York Post: people on the street in midtown Manhattan were asked whether they approved of the US invasion of Grenada. Fifty-three percent said yes; 39 percent said no; and 8 percent said "Gimme a quart

Beecher Rev. Henry Ward

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Beer Stafford

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

Behan Brendan

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

Behan Brendan

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Behan Brendan

In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Behan Brendan

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Belloc Hilaire

One good turn asketh another.

Bellow Saul

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting.

Ben Franklin

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

Benares Camden

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Benares Camden

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.

Benchley Robert

I do desire we may be better strangers.

Benchley Robert

"There is a God, but He drinks"

Benchley Robert

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Benchley Robert

None love the bearer of bad news.


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Benjamin A.

Termiter's argument that God is His own grandmother generated a surprising amount of controversy among Church leaders, who on the one hand considered the argument unsupported by scripture but on the other hand were unwilling to risk offending God's g

Bennett Alan

VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

Bennett Arnold

We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Bennett D.

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

Bennett James Gordon

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

Bennett W.C.

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Bennett W.C.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Bergen Candice

Berle Milton

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Berlioz Hector

There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Berman Edgar

"Cable is not a luxury, since many areas have poor TV reception."

Bernanos Georges

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Berner Jeff

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

Berquier Edouard

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Berra Yogi

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind- bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument follows:

Berra Yogi

"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

Berryman John

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Biel Gabriel

The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Bierce Ambrose

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Bierce Ambrose

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

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

I heard a definition of an intellectual, that I thought was very interesting: a man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows.

Bierce Ambrose

With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter.

Bierce Ambrose

"It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies."

Bierce Ambrose

Remark of Dr. Baldwin's concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Bierce Ambrose

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Bilbo Baggins

My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Bill Adler

What a bonanza! An unknown beginner to be directed by Lubitsch, in a script by Wilder and Brackett, and to play with Paramount's two superstars, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, and to be beaten up by both of them!

Bill Cain

Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

Bill Cain

"The Right Honorable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts."

Billings Josh

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Billings Josh

You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.

Billings Josh

The Priest's grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly. I will not sleep here tonight. Home also I cannot go. A voice, sweetened and sustained, called to him from the sea. Turning the curve he waved his hand. A sleek brown head, a seal's,

Billings Josh

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.

Billings Josh

That's no moon...

Billings Josh

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Billings Josh

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Binder Dr. L.

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Binstead Arthur

The farther you go, the less you know.


Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as those without might


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Bir Fred Nietzsche The

Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.

Bismarck Otto Von

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose, for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the

Bismarck Otto Von

To be or not to be.

Bismarck Otto von

Gauls! We have nothing to fear; except perhaps that the sky may fall on our heads tomorrow. But as we all know, tomorrow never comes!!

Bismarck Otto von

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Bismarck Otto von

You roll my log, and I will roll yours.

Bismark Otto von

For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into a hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall was a gate.


My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.


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

Blake William

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Blake William

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Blake William

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Blake William

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.

Blake William

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Blaylock James P.

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Blaylock James P.

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Blaylock James P.

If there is no wind, row.

Blaylock James P.

Everyone is in the best seat.

Blish James

The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.


What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Bo Napoleon

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

Bo Napoleon

I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.

Bob Cary Grant

Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion.

Bob Dylan

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

Boffo Mister

The time was the 19th of May, 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut. The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of Judgement Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to grey and by mid-afternoon had blackened over s

Bogart Humphrey

One good turn deserves another.

Bogart Humphrey

It took a while to surface, but it appears that a long-distance credit card may have saved a U.S. Army unit from heavy casualties during the Grenada military rescue/invasion. Major General David Nichols, Air Force ... said the Army unit was in a hous

Bohr Niels

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Boleyn Anne

Don't vote

Bombeck Erma

Genius is pain.

Bombeck Erma

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing...

Bon John Dillinger on

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

Bono Ed De

Mr. Salter's side of the conversation was limited to expressions of assent. When Lord Copper was right he said "Definitely, Lord Copper"; when he was wrong, "Up to a point." "Let me see, what's the name of the place I mean? Capital of Japan? Yokoh

Bonzai Buckaroo

The less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.

Boorstin Daniel J.

The superfluous is very necessary.

Boren James H.

Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Borge Victor

My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Bosky Bernadette

I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Bosquet Pierre

Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Bossert W.

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

Boswell James

All phone calls are obscene.

Bowie David

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Bowles Colin

There is always one thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.

Bowles Colin

They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Bradbury Ray

If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide?

Bradley F.H.

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Bradley General Omar N.

Rule the Empire through force.

Bramah Ernest

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Brandeis Justice Louis D.

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

Brando Marlon

Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Brando Marlon

Harp not on that string.

Brant Sebastian

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Braun Wernher von

The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Brecher K.

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

Brecheux J.

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Brecht Bertold

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Brecht Bertolt

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.

Brecht Bertolt

If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.

Brecht Bertolt

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Brecht Bertolt

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

Brecht Bertolt

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

Brecht Bertolt

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Brecht Bertolt

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Brenan Gerald

As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

Brescia Albertano of

I have always noticed that whenever a radical takes to Imperialism, he catches it in a very acute form.

Brian Herbert

The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Briggs Austen

If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Brilliant Ashleigh

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Brilliant Ashleigh

His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Brilliant Ashleigh

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.

Brilliant Ashleigh

I think we're in trouble.

Broder David

Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Brodsky Joseph

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

Brogan Colm

XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Brooks Mel

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Brooks Atkinson

There but for the grace of God, goes God.

Brooks Mel

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Brooks Mel

Plus ,ca change, plus c'est la m^eme chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.]

Brothers The Blues

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Brothers The Blues

Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Broughton Philip

Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Brow John Mason

It is easier to be a "humanitarian" than to render your own country its proper due; it is easier to be a "patriot" than to make your community a better place to live in; it is easier to be a "civic leader" than to treat your own family with loving un

Brow John Mason

Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation."

Brown Governor Jerry

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Brown Rita Mae

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Browning Robert

"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."

Bruce Lenny

For there are moments when one can neither think nor feel. And if one can neither think nor feel, she thought, where is one?

Bruce Lenny

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Bruce Lenny

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Bruce Lenny

I think we are in Rats' Alley where the dead men lost their bones.

Bruce Lenny

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Bruce Lenny

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Bruce Lenny

So little time, so little to do.

Bruce Lenny

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

Bruce Lenny

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Bruce Lenny

Once, I read that a man be never stronger than when he truly realizes how weak he is.

Bruce Lenny

Roumanian-Yiddish cooking has killed more Jews than Hitler.

Brunner John

The Soviet Union, which has complained recently about alleged anti-Soviet themes in American advertising, lodged an official protest this week against the Ford Motor Company's new campaign: "Hey you stinking, fat Russian, get off my Ford Escort."

Bruyere Jean de la

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Bry Yul

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Bryson Lyman

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Buckley Lord

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Buckley William F.

What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness. Not contentedness but more power; not peace but war; not virtue but fitness. The weak and the

Buckley William F.

When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."

Buddha Gotama

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Bullwinkle Rocky and

It's very glamorous to raise millions of dollars, until it's time for the venture capitalist to suck your eyeballs out.

Bullwinkle J. Moose

When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Bulwer-Ly Grand Panjandrum

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.


So so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.


It is a wise father that knows his own child.


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


Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Bumstead Dagwood

Every cloud engenders not a storm.

Bungei Shunju

Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

Buren Abigail Van

Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Buren Abigail Van

Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Burgess Anthony

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

What I tell you three times is true.

Burke James

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

Burnham Daniel Hudson

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Burns George

It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.

Burns George

Art is a jealous mistress.

Burroughs William

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

Burroughs William S.

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

Burt Lanier Safford III

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.

Burton Robert

What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Burton Sir Richard

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Burton Sir Richard

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

Business Risky

English literature's performing flea.

Butler Dave

When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Butler Samuel

Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Butler Samuel

We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Butler Samuel

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.

Butler Samuel

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Butler Samuel

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.

Bux Bastian B.

That government is best which governs least.

Byrnes James F.

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Bywater T.

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

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In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

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