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

La Rouchefoucauld

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Lady Whiteadder

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Lafferty R. A.

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Lai Chou En

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.

Lampoon The Harvard

I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Landers Ann

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

Lang Andrew

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Langan L.M.

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

Lao Tsu

Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Lara Michael

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Lara Michael

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

Lardner David

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

Lardner Ring

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Lardner Ring

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Larry Niven

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Larsen Dalglish

Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!

Larson Erik

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Lascl Christopher

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


If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.


A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Lazarus Long

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

LeBoutillier J.

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

LeGuin Ursula K.

Many hands make light work.

Lear King

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

Leary Tim

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Lebowitz Fran

Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Lebowitz Fran

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Lebowitz Fran

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

Lebowitz Fran

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Leghorn Foghorn

When I saw a sign on the freeway that said, "Los Angeles 445 miles," I said to myself, "I've got to get out of this lane."

Leghorn Foghorn

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

Leghorn Foghorn

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

Lehman John

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

Lehrer Tom

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

Lehrer Tom

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Lehrer Tom

Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.

Lem Stanislaw

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.

Lem Stanislaw

There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.

Len Cool

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

Lenin Vladimir Il'ich

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Lennon John

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

Lennon John

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

Leo Rosten

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

LeoGrande William

Luke, I'm yer father, eh. Come over to the dark side, you hoser.

Leonard Ohio Lt. Governor Paul

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Leopardi Giacomo

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Lerner Max

If God is One, what is bad?

Leslie Stephen

Don't guess

Leslie Stephen

Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Lester Julius

The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Letterman David

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

Letterman David

Man is the measure of all things.

Letterman David

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.

Letterman David

Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Letterman David

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

Letterman David

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Letterman David

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

Letterman David

There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Levant Oscar

There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Levant Oscar

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

Levin Bernard

Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Levine Joseph E.

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Levinson Leonard

Getting into trouble is easy.

Lew Sinclair

Forgive and forget.

Lewin Ralph

Better late than never.

Lewis C.S.

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Lewis C.S.

"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Lewis Joe E.

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Lewis Joe E.

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

Lewis Richard

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Lewis Sinclair

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

Lewis Thomas

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Li Woman's

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Li Mark Twain

Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Lie Trygve

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

Liebling A.J.

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Liebling A.J.

He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Liepmann Hans

I went to a Grateful Dead Concert and they played for SEVEN hours. Great song.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Lilly John

A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Lincoln A.

It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Lincoln Abraham

I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

Lincoln Abraham

Things are not always what they seem.

Lincoln Abraham

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Lincoln Abraham

Genius is pain.

Lincoln Abraham

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Lindbergh Charles

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Ling James J.

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.

Lippmann Walter

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.

Lippmann Walter

What fools these mortals be.

Little Mary Wilson

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

Little Rich

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Lloyd Kaufman

With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.

Lo graffito in

Your wig steers the gig.

Locke John

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

Lockridge Ross

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Long Lazarus

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

Long Lazarus

Housework can kill you if done right.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

Long Lazarus

"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Long Lazarus

Ever get the feeling that the world's on tape and one of the reels is missing?

Long Lazarus

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Long Lazarus

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Long Russell

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.

Longfellow H.W.

I used to be disgusted, now I find I'm just amused.

Longworth A. R.

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

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

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Loo Lewis Carroll

Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Louder P.G

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Louder P.G.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Louder P.G. Wodehouse

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Louisi Edwin Edwards

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Lowell James Russell

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Lowell Robert

When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Lowell James Russell

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Lubbock John

Murray and Esther, a middle-aged Jewish couple, are touring Chile. Murray just got a new camera and is constantly snapping pictures. One day, without knowing it, he photographs a top-secret military installation. In an instant, armed troops surroun

Luce C.B.

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

Luce Clare Booth

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

Lucinda Childs

To have died once is enough.

Lula Pace Ripley

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.

Lumsden Marshall

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

Lur Terry Pratchett

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Lustbader Eric Van

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Luten Daniel B.

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Luten Daniel B.

... 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.

Luther Martin

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Luther Martin

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Luther Martin

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

Lyly John

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?


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