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Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order of the Author

M Hawkeye

My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Mabbitt Ronald

"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."

Mabley Moms

This night methinks is but the daylight sick.

MacDonald Dwight

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

MacDonald Ross

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

Macaulay Thomas

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

Macdonald Ronald

Honesty's the best policy.


Anything is possible on paper.

Machiavelli Niccolo

I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

Machineri R. Bradbury

What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Madariaga Salvador De

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Madison James

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.


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

Mahabharata The

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Mahabharata. The

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."


We are giving instruction to FBI agents in the various Chinese dialects ... to handle present and likely future contingencies.

Maher Bill

Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

Mailer Norman

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Maistre Joseph De

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.


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

Malraux Andre

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Mamet David

I hate dying.

Man Little Big

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

Manners Miss

If you want divine justice, die.

Manson Charles

The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Manson Charles

Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Manua Princess Irulan

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

Manville Tommy

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

Manville Tommy

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Manville Tommy

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

Margaret Mitchell

Genius is pain.

Mari Clive James on

Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Mark Twain

A snake lurks in the grass.

Mark Twain

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.

Mark Twain

The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Mark Twain

In the first place, God made idiots; this was for practice; then he made school boards.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Mark Twain

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

Marlon Brando

Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Marlowe Christopher

All art is but imitation of nature.

Marlowe Christopher

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

Marlowe Christopher

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Marlowe Christopher

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Marquis Don

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Marquis Don

Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Marquis Don

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Marquis Don

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Marr Bill

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

Marshall Brickman

"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

Marshall Thurgood

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

Martin Steve

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Martin Thomas L.

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


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


Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.


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

Martin Steve

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

Martin Steve

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Martin Susanna

Never promise more than you can perform.

Martin' Kin Hubbard

Burnt Sienna. That's the best thing that ever happened to Crayolas.

Marx Groucho

Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them.

Marx Groucho

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


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

Masterson Bat

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

Mathis Andrew W.

Too much of everything is just enough.

Mau W. Somerset

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.

Maugh W. Somerset

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

Maugham Somerset

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

Maugham Somerset

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Maugham W. Somerset

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Maugham W. Somerset

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.

Maugham W.S.

A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Maugham W. Somerset

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

Max Beerbohm

The Angels want to wear my red shoes.

Mayfield E.J.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mayonnaise Hellman's

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

Mayor Kevin White

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

McAfee Ron

"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

McCabe Charles

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

McCall Cash

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.

McCarthy Charlie

"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

McCarthy Charlie

My daddy's brains was so scrambled he thought he was Jesus. They put him in a nut house for 5 years and when he got out, he didn't think he was Jesus, he thought he was *God*! ... Which made me Jesus.

McCarthy Eugene

Don't get mad, get even.

McCarthy Eugene

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

McCorkle Julia Norton

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

McDaniel Hattie

God is Dead.

McEvoy J. P.

To be or not to be.

McGee Travis

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McGovern George

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,

McGuire Al

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

McIntire Carl

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."

McLeod Thom

The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first.

McLuhan. Marshall

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."

McShane Michael

Harp not on that string.

Mead Margaret

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

Medawar Sir Peter

In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.

Meese Ed

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.

Meir Golda

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Melvin Belli

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


And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.


The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.


"Life is too important to take seriously."

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Mencken H. L.

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?

Mencken H. L.

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H.L.

It looks like it's up to me to save our skins. Get into that garbage chute, flyboy!

Mencken H.L.

You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Mencken H.L.

What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Mencken H.L.

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.

Mencken H.L.

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Mencken H.L.

Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

Mencken H.L.

In the long run we are all dead.

Mencken H.L.

Texas is Hell on woman and horses.

Mencken H.L.

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mengot Roy

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.

Meredith George

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Meredith Owen

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'

Metrop Fran Lebowitz

Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Mex Jack Handley

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Mex Jack Handley The New

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

Mex Jack Handley The New

One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

Meyrowitz N.

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

Michael Levin

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

Michael Levin

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

Michael Winner British

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.


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.

Michener James A.

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

Midler Bette

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

Mike Harding

A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Mike Harding

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

Mill John Stuart

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Mill Dennis

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.


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

Miller Arthur

The big cities of America are becoming Third World countries.

Miller Arthur R.

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

Miller Dennis

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Miller Dennis

... 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.

Miller Dennis

With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Miller Dennis

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Miller. Olin

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Millman Dave

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


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


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

Milton John

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Milton John

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

Milton John

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Mitchell Gener

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

Mizner Wilson

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland.

Mizner Wilson

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Mizner Wilson

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Mizner Wilson

If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Moffitt James

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


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

Montagu Lady M.W.

The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal.

Montague Charles Edward

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Montaigne Michel Eyquem de

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Montaigne Michel de

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Montaigne Michel de

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.


Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.


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.


"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Moore Steven

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.

Moose Bullwinkle

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

Moravia Alberto

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

More Sir Thomas

If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Morgan J.P.

God help those who do not help themselves.

Morgan J.P.

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Morgan J.P.

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

Morley Christopher

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

Morley Christopher

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.

Morley Christopher

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

Morley Christopher

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Morley John Viscount

No evil can happen to a good man.

Morris William

I always wake up at the crack of ice.


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

Moses Robert

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Moses Robert

There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what rid

Moss Stirling

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.

Mostel Zero

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Mother Karl Marx's

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


Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Muggeridge Malcolm

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Mull Martin

Prizes are for children.

Munr H.H.

The goys have proven the following theorem...

Munro H.H.

"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."

Murray Bill

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

Muscha Jerry

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Muskie Senator Edmund

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Musselman Bill

A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Musset Alfred De

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