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


Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Raleigh Sir Walter

The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Rand Ayn

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Rand Ayn

"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"

Randall Stanley J.

Never promise more than you can perform.

Rankin Jeannette

We're all in this alone.

Ransford Chicago Reader

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Ray Bob &

XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Ray Kroc

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

Ray Kroc Founder

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.

Raymond F. J.

A snake lurks in the grass.

Raymond Aron

"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Reagan Ronald

A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Reagan Ronald

An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Reagan Ronald

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Reagan Ronald

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Reagan Ronald

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Reagan Ronald

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Reed Rex

Genius is pain.

Reed Rex

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Reed Thomas B.

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.

Regan Gerald

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

Reich Wilhelm

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.

Reid Thomas

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Remarque Erich Maria

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.

Report The Kidner

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

Reuss Fred

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Rich Rosen

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Richard Little

There is no sin but ignorance.


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.


... 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

Richard Bach

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.

Richard Bach

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Richard Bach

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Richard Bach

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Richard Henry Dama

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

Richler Mordecai

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

Ringer Robert J.

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room with

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

Robbins Tom

Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunc

Robbins Tom

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground.

Robbins Tom

One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Robert Frost

You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

Robert Oppenheimer

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Robert Pante

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

Robert Preston

... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Robertson Davies

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Robertson. D.W.

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


Beggars should be no choosers.

Rochefou La

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

Rochefoucauld La

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Rochefoucauld La

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.

Rochefoucauld La

Small is beautiful.

Rockefeller David

A violent man will die a violent death.

Rockefeller John D.

It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

Rockwell George Lincoln

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Roger Zelazny

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Roger Zelazny

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Roger Zelazny

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

When in doubt, use brute force.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Rogers Will

If there is no wind, row.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Rogers Will

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r

Rogers Will

"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

Rogers Will

Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Rogers Will

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Rogers Will

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Rogers Will

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Rom Prof.

If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

No one born with a mouth and a need is "innocent".

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.

Ronald Brady

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Ronald Knox

Forgive and forget.

Ronald Reagan

A word to the wise is enough.

Roosevelt Eleanor

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Roosevelt Eleanor

Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Roosevelt Teddy

America, I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

Roosevelt Theodore

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Roosevelt Theodore

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.

Rose Billy

My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Rossetti Christina

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

Roth D.L.

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Rouchefoucauld La

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Rouchefoucauld La

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.

Roy L. Ash

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

Royal Darrell

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

Royko Mike

What we wish, that we readily believe.

Rubinstein Arthur

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

Rudner Rita

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.


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

Rukeyser Muriel

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Runyon Damon

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Rusk Dean

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.

Russel Baker

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.

Russell Bertrand

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Russell Bertrand

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Russell Bertrand

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

I hate quotations.

Russell Baker

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

Russell Bertrand

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Russell Hoban

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Ryan Tom K.

It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

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