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

S. Paige


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Sabbath Black


The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.

Sade Marquis


... indifference is a militant thing ... when it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children's pastime like mere highway robbery.

Sagan Carl


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

Sagan Carl


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

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


There's no justice in this world.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


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,

Saki Tre


The man who runs may fight again.

Salinger J. D.


Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Salvor Hardin


Would it help if I got out and pushed?

Samuel Beckett


It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Samuel Butler


All Gods were immortal.

Samuel Johnson


Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Samuels Jim


"Nuclear war would really set back cable."

Samuels Jim


A Galileo could no more be elected president of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illus

Sandburg Carl


You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Sandburg Carl


Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Sandburg Carl


One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is a

Sandra Gotlieb


Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Santayana George


Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Santayana George


The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Santayana George


Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Santayana George


Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Sartre Jean Paul


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

Sartre Jean-Paul


All phone calls are obscene.

Sartre Jean-Paul


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

Satie Erik


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

Sayle Alexie


I'm going to Vietnam at the request of the White House. President Johnson says a war isn't really a war without my jokes.

Sayre Wallace


True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Schaeberle R.


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

Schenk R.E.


A drama critic is a person who surprises a playwright by informing him what he meant.

Schiller Friedrich


If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

Schlafly Phyllis


Mike: "The Fourth Dimension is a shambles?" Bernie: "Nobody ever empties the ashtrays. People are SO inconsiderate."

Schmidt


Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Schmidt Dr. Harrison H.


Never promise more than you can perform.

Schopenhauer


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

Schopenhauer


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

Schrodinger Edwim


It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Schultz C.


A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Schulz


The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Schulz


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

Schulz C.


Usually, when a lot of men get together, it's called a war.

Schulz Charles


"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends."

Schwambach Stephen R.


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Schweitzer A.


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

Schweitzer Albert


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.

Schweitzer Albert


Roumanian-Yiddish cooking has killed more Jews than Hitler.

Scott


Dianetics is a milestone for man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch.

Scott Gene


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

Secundus Gaius Plinius


Sometimes I wonder if I'm in my right mind. Then it passes off and I'm as intelligent as ever.

Seeger Pete


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

Seldon Nick


Our swords shall play the orators for us.

Sendak Maurice


Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.

Seneca


I shot an arrow in to the air, and it stuck.

Seneca


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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


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.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


Knowledge is power.

Serling Rod


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Sevareid Eric


Don't guess

Sevig Mme De


... 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

Shake William


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Shake William


The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Shake William


The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Shake William


An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.

Shake William


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

Shake William


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

Shake William


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

Shake William


The distinction between Freedom and Liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have been unable to find a living specimen of either.

Shake William


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Shake William


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

Shake William


The nearer to the church, the further from God.

Shakes William


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Shakes William


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

Shakesp William


After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Shakesp William


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Shakesp William


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

Shakespea Wm.


What one fool can do, another can.

Shakespear


General notions are generally wrong.

Shakespear William


I have had my television aerials removed. It's the moral equivalent of a prostate operation.

Shakespear William


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

Shakespear William


Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Shakespear William


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

Shakespear William


You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Shakespeare


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,

Shakespeare


All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers ... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.

Shakespeare


The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

Shakespeare


He hath eaten me out of house and home.

Shakespeare


I think we are in Rats' Alley where the dead men lost their bones.

Shakespeare


We're only in it for the volume.

Shakespeare William


I steal.

Shakespeare Wm.


Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace.

Shakespeare Wm.


If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Shakespeare


It is like saying that for the cause of peace, God and the Devil will have a high-level meeting.

Shakespeare


... 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

Shakespeare


"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

Shakespeare


The streets were dark with something more than night.

Shakespeare


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.

Shakespeare


When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

Shakespeare


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Shakespeare


Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

Shakespeare


... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sl

Shakespeare


BS: You remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power. B: What power? BS: The power of voodoo. B: Voodoo? BS: You do. B: Do what? BS: Remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power...

Shakespeare


He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.

Shakespeare


It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

Shakespeare


The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Shakespeare


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.

Shakespeare William


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Shakespeare William


Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Shakespeare William


A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Shakespeare William


I went to my mother and told her I intended to commence a different life. I asked for and obtained her blessing and at once commenced the career of a robber.

Shakespeare William


Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Shakespeare William


Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.

Shakespeare William


You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

Shakespeare William


A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.

Shakespeare William


I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Shakespeare William


"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Shakespeare William


Go away, I'm all right.

Shakespeare William


Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare Wm.


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

Shan Wayne


You first have to decide whether to use the short or the long form. The short form is what the Internal Revenue Service calls "simplified", which means it is designed for people who need the help of a Sears tax-preparation expert to distinguish betwe

Shannon Wayne


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

Shaw G. B.


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

Shaw G. B.


God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Shaw G.B.


"Plaese porrf raed."

Shaw G.B.


The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Shaw G.B.


So little time, so little to do.

Shaw G.B.


In the plot, people came to the land; the land loved them; they worked and struggled and had lots of children. There was a Frenchman who talked funny and a greenhorn from England who was a fancy-pants but when it came to the crunch he was all courag

Shaw G.B.


War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Shaw G.B.


Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Shaw G.B.


Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Shaw G.B.


The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

Shaw George Bernard


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,

Shaw George Bernard


Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Shaw George Bernard


Odets, where is thy sting?

Shaw George Bernard


There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.

Shaw George Bernard


Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw George Bernard


"Nuclear war would mean abolition of most comforts, and disruption of normal routines, for children and adults alike."

Shaw George Bernard


As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Shaw George Bernard


It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Shaw George Bernard


Nothing succeeds like excess.

Shaw George Bernard


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Shaw G. B.


The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat,

Shaw George Bernard


The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.

Shaw Pygmali


A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Shawn Wally


Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Shay R.E.


If you catch a man, throw him back.

Shelton Richard


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.

Shepard Paul


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

Sheridan


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Sherlock Holmes


A snake lurks in the grass.

Sherlock Holmes


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

Sherlock Holmes


Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

Shields Brooke


It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.

Shirley


A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Shirley Hazzard


If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Shirley Jackson


Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Shoaff Edgar A.


All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.

Shoales Ian


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

Sidney


Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Sidney Greenstreet


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

Sidney Paternoster


Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Sidney Smith


People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.

Siegel Corky


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.

Siegel


We're constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. Just as food can be bad for your system, music can be bad for your spirtual and emotional feelings. I

Silve James Cabell


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

Simon Paul


What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.

Simpson Bart


Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Sinbad


Patch griefs with proverbs.

Sinbad


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

Sinclair John


Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Sinclair Lewis


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

Skinner B.F.


The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Sky Patrick


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Skywalker Luke


Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Skywalker Luke


Flame on!

Skywalker Luke


War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Skywalker Luke


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Sloan John


It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. T

Smith Alexander


Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organising and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

Smith Alvy Ray


The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Smith Evelyn E.


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Smith H. Allen


It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Smith J. Winter


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

Smith Jonathan Michael


Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason.

Smith Malcolm


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

Smith Mike


Andrea: Unhappy the land that has no heroes. Galileo: No, unhappy the land that _____needs heroes.

Smith Nancy Banks


Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Smith Red


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

Smith Sydney


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

Smith Allen


A public debt is a kind of anchor in the storm; but if the anchor be too heavy for the vessel, she will be sunk by that very weight which was intended for her preservation.

Smith Allen


Likewise, the national appetizer, brine-cured herring with raw onions, wins few friends, Germans excepted.

Smith v. Moran


If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft. Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all th

Smith v. Moran


War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Smith v. Moran


Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Smithsonian Maga


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.

Smolla Rodney


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

Smollet Tobias


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

Sneyd Doug


Concerning the war in Vietnam, Senator George Aiken of Vermount noted in January, 1966, "I'm not very keen for doves or hawks. I think we need more owls."

Snoopy


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.

Snoopy


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

Snow C. P.


A place for everything and everything in its place.

Snow Carrie


When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Soaper Senator


The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Soc Michael Levin


There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Socrates


You roll my log, and I will roll yours.

Socrates


America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?

Socrates


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Solo Han


I'll burn my books.

Solo Han


The superfluous is very necessary.

Solo Han


Imagine what we can imagine!

Solo Han


A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Solo Han


Your chances of getting hit by lightning go up if you stand under a tree, shake your fist at the sky, and say, "Storms suck!"

Solo Han


Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Solo Han


I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

Solo Han


An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.


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

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.


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

Somoza Anastasio


What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Sondheim Stephen


"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Sontag Susan


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Sontag Susan


He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

Sontag Susan


Man is by nature a political animal.

Sophocles


Try not to have a good time ... This is supposed to be educational.

Sophocles


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

Soul Messiah


We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Soul Messiah


The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

Southern Terry


If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Southern Terry


To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Southern Terry


The world wants to be deceived.

Spartacus


The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Speer Albert


The time was the 19th of May, 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut. The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of Judgement Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to grey and by mid-afternoon had blackened over s

Spider Robinson


"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Spinoza


The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Spr Robert D.


Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Spurgeon Charles


Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Stalin Joseph


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

Stalin Joseph


There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Stalin Joseph


'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

Stalin Joseph


If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Stallman R.


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Stamp Sir Josiah


A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.

Stand


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

Stanislaw J. Lem


Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Stanislaw J. Lem


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

Stanislaw Lem


America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.

Stanislaw Lem


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

Stanley Kelley


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

Starfighter The Last


All kings is mostly rapscallions.

Stasheff Christopher


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

Steinbeck John


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."

Steinem Gloria


There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.

Stekel Wilhelm


Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

Stendhal


True leadership is the art of changing a group from what it is to what it ought to be.

Stephen Leslie


The better part of valor is discretion.

Stephen Coonts


The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Stephen Pile


After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

Stephen Pile


I DON'T THINK I'M ALONE when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

Stern Jerome


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Stevenson Adlai


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Stevenson Adlai


Littering is dumb.

Stevenson Adlai


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.

Stevenson Adlai


Acting is not very hard. The most important things are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh, well, I think of my sex life.

Stevenson Adlai


Mandrell: "You know what I think?" Doctor: "Ah, ah that's a catch question. With a brain your size you don't think, right?"

Stevenson Adlai


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Stevenson Robert Louis


You tread upon my patience.

Stevenson Robert Louis


The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Stevenson Robert Louis


"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Stevenson Robert Louis


My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Stimson Henry


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

Stinnett Caskie


It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.

Stolberg Benjamin


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

Stone I.F.


There is no sin but ignorance.

Stone Judge Harold T.


[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

Stone Judge Harold T.


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

Stone Robert


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Stone W. Clement


One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Stoppard Tom


Diplomacy is the art of letting the other party have things your way.

Stoppard Tom


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Storm Johnny


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.

Strachey Lionel


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

Strange de Jim


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

Strangers Lovers and Other


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

Stravinsky


Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Sturgeon Theodore


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Summer Graham


Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

Sunday Billy


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

Superchicken


Someone did a study of the three most-often-heard phrases in New York City. One is "Hey, taxi." Two is, "What train do I take to get to Bloomingdale's?" And three is, "Don't worry. It's just a flesh wound."

Surtees R.S.


"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

Susan Brownmiller


My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Swan Paradi


Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Swayze John Cameron


Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Swift Jonathan


No matter whether th' constitution follows th' flag or not, th' supreme court follows th' iliction returns.

Swift Jonathan


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Swift Jonathan


How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?

Sylvan Kayvan


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

Syrus Publilius


Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Syrus Publilius


Catholicism has changed tremendously in the recent years. Now when Communion is served there is also a salad bar.

Syrus Publilius


I'd be a poorer man if I'd never seen an eagle fly.

Syrus Publilius


I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.

Syrus Publilius


The goys have proven the following theorem...

Syrus Publilius


"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


"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

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publius


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Szasz Thomas


Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds.

Szasz Thomas


Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

saying Folk


A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

saying Yiddish


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

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