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

Jack Handley

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

Jackson Glenda

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

Jackson Justice Robert H.

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

Jackson Justice Robert H.

When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know who have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.

Jackson Justice Robert H.

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *___and* fresher

Jackson Andrew

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

Jagger Mick

Someone did a study of the three most-often-heard phrases in New York City. One is "Hey, taxi." Two is, "What train do I take to get to Bloomingdale's?" And three is, "Don't worry. It's just a flesh wound."

James Clive

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

James William

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.

James William

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

James Agate

Events are not affected, they develop.

Jane Wagner

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Jarry Alfred

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Jean Giraudoux

[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.

Jefferson Thomas

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Jefferson Thomas

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.

Jefferson Thomas

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Jefferson Thomas

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Jefferson Thomas

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.

Jefferson Thomas

Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!

Jefferson Thomas

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.

Jefferson Thomas

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

Jefferson Thomas

All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Jefferson Thomas

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Jerome Jerome K.

The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven; The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change. These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.

Jerome Jerome Klapka

Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Jerome Saint

... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Jerrold Douglas

Grig (the navigator): ... so you see, it's just the two of us against the entire space armada. Alex (the gunner): What?!? Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds. Alex: It'll be a slaughter! Grig: That'

Jessel Sir George

Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Jessica Salmonson

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.


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.

Jim Strange de

There are no answers, only cross-references.

Jim Strange de

What an artist dies with me!

Jim Strange de

The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.

Jim Starlin

According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

Jim Starlin

After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Jim Steinman

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

Jimmy Crazy

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.

Jitterbu Tom Robbins

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Joan Didion

So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street pops its head into the shop. "What! no soap?" So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were

Joan Didion

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Joel Chandler Harris

Language is a virus from another planet.

Joel M. Snyder

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.


Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Joh Lyndon B.

Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

John Ball

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

John Barrymore

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

John Denver

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

John Dewey

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

John Donne

A violent man will die a violent death.

John Gardner

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

John Hunt British

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

John Kennedy

No good deed goes unpunished.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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

John LeCarre

Haste makes waste.

John Lightfoot

The superfluous is very necessary.

John The Dragon to Grendel in

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Johnson Dave

The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Johnson Dr.

Nice guys finish last.

Johnson Dr.

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

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

Johnson S.

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Johnson Samuel

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Johnson Samuel

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Johnson Samuel

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Various signs in Poland: Right turn toward immediate outside. Go soothingly in the snow, as there lurk the ski demons. Five o'clock tea at all hours. In a men's washroom in Sidney:

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Johnson Samuel

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.


In the begining, God created the Earth and he said, "Let there be mud." And there was mud. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and

Johnson Lyndon

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

Johnston M. M.

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Joke The Killing

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Jones Carolyn

Never promise more than you can perform.

Jones Franklin P.

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Jones Franklin P.

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Jones Franklin P.

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Jones Franklin P.

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

Jones Thomas

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

Jones] Chuck

A light wife doth make a heavy husband.

Joost van den Vondel


Joplin Janis

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

Jorge Luis Borges

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Joseph Gallo

There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Joubert Joseph

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Journal Albuquerque

Living in LA is like not having a date on Saturday night.

Journal The Wall Street

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.

Joyce James

I love treason but hate a traitor.

Joyce James

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Juan Don

"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Judith Martin

You can bring men from other parts of the world who are sane. And you know what happens? At the very moment they cross those mountains... they go mad. Instantaneously and automatically, at the very moment they cross the mountains into California,

Judy Garland

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

Juliana Queen

None love the bearer of bad news.

Julius Caesar

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Jun Esquire

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

Jung Carl

There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

Jung C.G.

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

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

One good turn asketh another.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

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