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Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.


Language is a virus from another planet.

Raleigh Sir Walter

I've touch'd the highest point of all my greatness; And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. I shall fall, Like a bright exhalation in the evening And no man see me more.

Rand Ayn

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.

Rand Ayn

Men will fuck mud.

Randall Stanley J.

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Rankin Jeannette

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Ransford Chicago Reader

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Ray Bob &

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

Ray Kroc

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Ray Kroc Founder

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Raymond F. J.

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.

Raymond Aron

If while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment market is glutted.

Reagan Ronald

"What's this? Trix? Aunt! Trix? You? You're after the prize! What is it?" He picked up the box and studied the back. "A glow-in-the-dark squid! Have you got it out of there yet?" He tilted the box, angling the little colored balls of cereal

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

I'll never get off this planet.

Reagan Ronald

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Reagan Ronald

Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Reagan Ronald

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Reagan Ronald

You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reed Rex

Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Reed Rex

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.

Reed Thomas B.

God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Regan Gerald

However, on religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or wha

Reich Wilhelm

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

Reid Thomas

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Remarque Erich Maria

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

Report The Kidner

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

Reuss Fred

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Rich Rosen

One big pile is better than two little piles.

Richard Little

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.


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


TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Richard Bach

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Richard Bach

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the men are strong, the women are pretty, and the children are above-average.

Richard Bach

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Richard Bach

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

Richard Henry Dama

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

Richler Mordecai

We ... make the modern error of dignifying the Individual. We do everything we can to butter him up. We give him a name, assure him that he has certain inalienable rights, educate him, let him pass on his name to his brats and when he dies we give

Ringer Robert J.

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.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

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

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.

Robbins Tom

In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

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

Robert Frost

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Robert Oppenheimer

The primary theme of SoupCon is communication. The acronym "LEO" represents the secondary theme: Law Enforcement Officials The overall theme of SoupCon shall be: Avoiding Communication with Law Enforcement Officials

Robert Pante

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Robert Preston

Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Robertson Davies

The surest protection against temptation is cowardice.

Robertson. D.W.

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


The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Rochefou La

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Rochefoucauld La

Consider well the proportions of things. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

Rochefoucauld La

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Rochefoucauld La

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.

Rockefeller David

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

Rockefeller John D.

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

Rockwell George Lincoln

I am a deeply superficial person.

Roger Zelazny

Many enraged psychiatrists are inciting a weary butcher. The butcher is weary and tired because he has cut meat and steak and lamb for hours and weeks. He does not desire to chant about anything with raving psychiatrists, but he sings about his gin

Roger Zelazny

Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Roger Zelazny

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

Rogers The Best of Will

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Rogers The Best of Will

... 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

Rogers The Best of Will

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Rogers The Best of Will

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Rogers The Best of Will

... it still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs about the existence of God in any recognizable sense continuous with the great systems of the past, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of prob

Rogers Will

Many a writer seems to think he is never profound except when he can't understand his own meaning.

Rogers Will

The politician is someone who deals in man's problems of adjustment. To ask a politician to lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog.

Rogers Will

Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Rogers Will

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Well begun is half done.

Rogers Will

But if you wish at once to do nothing and to be respectable nowdays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study.

Rogers Will

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Rogers Will

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Rogers Will

Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Rogers Will

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Rogers Will

"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)!"

Rom Prof.

Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words since I first called my brother's father dad.

Ronald Brady

We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.

Ronald Knox

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.

Ronald Reagan

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

Roosevelt Eleanor

The scum also rises.

Roosevelt Eleanor

In charity there is no excess.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Where you stand depends on where you sit.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Roosevelt Teddy

The better part of valor is discretion.

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Roosevelt Theodore

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Rose Billy

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Rossetti Christina

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

Roth D.L.

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

Rouchefoucauld La

To say you got a vote of confidence would be to say you needed a vote of confidence.

Rouchefoucauld La

There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Roy L. Ash

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

Royal Darrell

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

Royko Mike

If any man wishes to be humbled and mortified, let him become president of Harvard.

Rubinstein Arthur

Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.

Rudner Rita

If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.


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.

Rukeyser Muriel

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Runyon Damon

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

Rusk Dean

A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

Russel Baker

Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Russell Bertrand

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Russell Bertrand

If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Russell Bertrand

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Russell Baker

There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Russell Bertrand

The Army needs leaders the way a foot needs a big toe.

Russell Hoban

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

Ryan Tom K.

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

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