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Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

W Smile

In the begining, God created the Earth and he said, "Let there be mud." And there was mud. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and

W. Leo Rosten on

"There is a God, but He drinks"

Wa Cleon Thucydides

The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist.

Wa Wanda

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.

Wade Harry V.

Briefly stated, the findings are that when presented with an array of data or a sequence of events in which they are instructed to discover an underlying order, subjects show strong tendencies to perceive order and causality in random arrays, to perc

Wagner Jane

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Wagner Lichty &

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

Wagner Michael J.

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Walinsky Adam

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

Walker Stanley

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Wallace George

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Wallace George

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.

Wallach. Carole

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.


I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

War Oliver

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

Ward A.

The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Ward Artemus

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Ward Jay

"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."

Warhol Andy

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

Warhol Andy

Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I thought I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

Warhol Andy

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

Warner Jack

Well, he didn't know what to do, so he decided to look at the government, to see what they did, and scale it down and run his life that way.

Washington Booker T.

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

Washington George

I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.


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

Watts Alan

Gone With The Wind LITE(tm)

Wau Evelyn

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Way Glaser and

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


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

Weaver Ken

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

Webber Dean

What one fool can do, another can.

Webster Daniel

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Weil Joseph

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Weiler A.H.

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Weinberg Darrin

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


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

Wellington The Duke of

Many hands make light work.

Wellington Duke

The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Wells Carolyn

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Wells H.G.

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Wells H.G.

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

Wells H.G.

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Wells H.G.

No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.

Wells H.G.

Look before you leap.

Wells J. Wellington

The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Wells J. Wellington

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Wells H.G.

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

West Mae

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

West Mae

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...

West Rebecca

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Whalen Philip

We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Wheeler Harvey

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.

White E. B.

An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

White E.B.

Real wealth can only increase.

White E.B.

"God gives burdens; also shoulders" Jimmy Carter cited this Jewish saying in his concession speech at the end of the 1980 election. At least he said it was a Jewish saying; I can't find it anywhere. I'm sure he's telling the truth though; why wo

White Paul

To think contrary to one's era is heroism. But to speak against it is madness.

White T.H.

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

White T.H.

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

White William Allen

April 1 This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

White William Allen

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

White Katherine

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Whitehead A.N.

Diary of a Young Girl LITE(tm)

Whitehead Alfred North

Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Whitehead Alfred North

One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Whitehorn Katharine

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Who Dr.

The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Whorfin Lord John

The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Wicker Tom

God help those who do not help themselves.

Wicker Tom

The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Wicker Tom

Living in LA is like not having a date on Saturday night.

Wier Bob

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Wiggam Alfred E.

Go to the Scriptures... the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Wilde Oscar

A myth is a religion in which no-one any longer believes.

Wilde Oscar

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Wilde Oscar

"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.

Wilde Oscar

A snake lurks in the grass.

Wilde Oscar

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Wilde Oscar

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Better late than never.

Wilde Oscar

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Wilde Oscar

Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.

Wilde Oscar

Things past redress and now with me past care.

Wilde Oscar

"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.

Wilde Oscar

Faith is under the left nipple.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

That's no moon...

Wilde Oscar

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Wilde Oscar

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Wilde Oscar

[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

Wilde Oscar

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Wilde Oscar

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."

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Wilde Oscar

I dote on his very absence.

Wilder Billy

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.

Wilder Billy

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Will George

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

Will George

A Tale of Two Cities LITE(tm)

Willard F. Libby

We have art that we do not die of the truth.


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

William Gibson

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

William S. Paley

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,

William Shakespeare

Small things make base men proud.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

"... all the modern inconveniences ..."

William Shakespeare

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

William Shakespeare

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

Williams H.H.

Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Williams Robin

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Williams Tennessee

A word to the wise is enough.

Williams Robin

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Williamson Nicol

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Williamson Dr. Paul

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.

Willie Sutton

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

Wills Derek

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

Wilson Earl

Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Wilson Earl

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

Wilson Edmund

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

Wilson Woodrow

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Wilson Robert

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

Win Sir

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

Winch Marty

This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

Winchell Walter

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.


Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Winkle R.V.

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.


You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.


All phone calls are obscene.

Winters George

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Winters Shelley

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.


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.


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


A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Wo Sir Henry

Gauls! We have nothing to fear; except perhaps that the sky may fall on our heads tomorrow. But as we all know, tomorrow never comes!!

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

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

Wolfe Nero

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.

Wolfe Nero

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Wolfe Thomas

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Wolfe Gene

Language is a virus from another planet.

Wolfe Nero

"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side."

Wood Grant

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Woody Allen

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Woody Allen

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

Woody Allen

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]


(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

Wright Frank Lloyd

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Wright Frank Lloyd

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Wright Frank Lloyd

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Wurster Hall

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