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"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.

Rabelais


He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

Raleigh Sir Walter


Innovation is hard to schedule.

Rand Ayn


Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Rand Ayn


Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

Randall Stanley J.


Another day, another dollar.

Rankin Jeannette


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,

Ransford Chicago Reader


Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Ray Bob &


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

Ray Kroc


Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Ray Kroc Founder


There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Raymond F. J.


Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Raymond Aron


Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Reagan Ronald


Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Reagan Ronald


Harp not on that string.

Reagan Ronald


A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Reagan Ronald


The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

Reagan Ronald


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

Reagan Ronald


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Reagan Ronald


Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Reagan Ronald


The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Reagan Ronald


Love the sea? I dote upon it

Reagan Ronald


There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Reed Rex


The best you get is an even break.

Reed Rex


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Reed Thomas B.


Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Regan Gerald


Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Reich Wilhelm


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

Reid Thomas


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

Remarque Erich Maria


Events are not affected, they develop.

Report The Kidner


Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

Reuss Fred


The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.

Rich Rosen


Small is beautiful.

Richard Little


Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Richard


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

Richard


Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Richard Bach


Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Richard Bach


Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Richard Bach


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Richard Bach


The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact...

Richard Henry Dama


If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Richler Mordecai


Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived with was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always getting pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing back to the farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd w

Ringer Robert J.


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.

Rizzo Mayor Frank


For 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.

Robbins Tom


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

Robbins Tom


Honesty's the best policy.

Robbins Tom


Robbins Tom


It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Robbins Tom


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

Robert Frost


Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Robert Oppenheimer


Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Robert Pante


War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Robert Preston


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

Robertson Davies


October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

Robertson. D.W.


My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Rochefou


Maybe ain't ain't so correct, but I notice that lots of folks who ain't using ain't ain't eatin' well.

Rochefou La


People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.

Rochefoucauld La


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Rochefoucauld La


When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Rochefoucauld La


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Rockefeller David


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

Rockefeller John D.


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

Rockwell George Lincoln


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Roger Zelazny


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.

Roger Zelazny


Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Roger Zelazny


The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Rogers The Best of Will


Serfs up!

Rogers The Best of Will


God is Dead.

Rogers The Best of Will


If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

Rogers The Best of Will


If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Rogers The Best of Will


There is no sin but ignorance.

Rogers The Best of Will


It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Rogers The Best of Will


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Rogers The Best of Will


Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday.

Rogers Will


A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Rogers Will


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Rogers Will


You can never do just one thing.

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


Never laugh at live dragons.

Rom Prof.


Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


Anything is possible on paper.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


War is like love, it always finds a way.

Ronald Brady


I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.

Ronald Knox


... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Ronald Reagan


Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Roosevelt Eleanor


Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Roosevelt Eleanor


The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".

Roosevelt Franklin D.


No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


Art is anything you can get away with.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano


No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Roosevelt Teddy


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?

Roosevelt Theodore


Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Roosevelt Theodore


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

Rose Billy


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

Rossetti Christina


It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Roth D.L.


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Rouchefoucauld La


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

Rouchefoucauld La


Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Roy L. Ash


Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Royal Darrell


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

Royko Mike


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

Rubinstein Arthur


As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

Rudner Rita


To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

Rufus


The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Rukeyser Muriel


My own life has been spent chronicling the rise and fall of human systems, and I am convinced that we are terribly vulnerable. ... We should be reluctant to turn back upon the frontier of this epoch. Space is indifferent to what we do; it has no fe

Runyon Damon


The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Rusk Dean


[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Russel Baker


Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Russell Bertrand


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."

Russell Bertrand


A violent man will die a violent death.

Russell Bertrand


Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Russell Bertrand


Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Russell Bertrand


Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Russell Baker


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Russell Bertrand


The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Russell Hoban


Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Ryan Tom K.


It's not easy, being green.

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