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

W Smile

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

W. Leo Rosten on

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Wa Cleon Thucydides

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Wa Wanda

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Wade Harry V.

Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Wagner Jane

There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Wagner Lichty &

God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

Wagner Michael J.

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

Walinsky Adam

If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Walker Stanley

... 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

Wallace George

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Wallace George

A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Wallach. Carole

Men will fuck mud.


(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

War Oliver

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Ward A.

Leave no stone unturned.

Ward Artemus

Then, gently touching my face, she hesitated for a moment as her incredible eyes poured forth into mine love, joy, pain, tragedy, acceptance, and peace. "'Bye for now," she said warmly.

Ward Jay

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

Warhol Andy

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

Warhol Andy

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Warhol Andy

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Warner Jack

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

Washington Booker T.

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Washington George

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


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

Watts Alan

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

Wau Evelyn

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Way Glaser and

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.


Many hands make light work.

Weaver Ken

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Webber Dean

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

Webster Daniel

"Plaese porrf raed."

Weil Joseph

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

Weiler A.H.

A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Weinberg Darrin

Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.


No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Wellington The Duke of

VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

Wellington Duke

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Wells Carolyn

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

Wells H.G.

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Wells H.G.

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Wells H.G.

The farther you go, the less you know.

Wells H.G.

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Wells H.G.

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Wells J. Wellington

A word to the wise is enough.

Wells J. Wellington

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Wells H.G.

I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

West Mae

There must be more to life than having everything.

West Mae

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

West Rebecca

Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Whalen Philip

A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Wheeler Harvey

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

White E. B.

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

White E.B.

You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

White E.B.

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

White Paul

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

White T.H.

May you live in uninteresting times.

White T.H.

We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

White William Allen

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.

White William Allen

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

White Katherine

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.

Whitehead A.N.

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Whitehead Alfred North

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

Whitehead Alfred North

In my end is my beginning.

Whitehorn Katharine

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Who Dr.

They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Whorfin Lord John

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

Wicker Tom

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

Wicker Tom

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

Wicker Tom

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Wier Bob

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

Wiggam Alfred E.

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

Wilde Oscar

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Wilde Oscar

Set the cart before the horse.

Wilde Oscar

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Wilde Oscar

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Wilde Oscar

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Wilde Oscar

Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Wilde Oscar

Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers. One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Wilde Oscar

Faith is under the left nipple.

Wilde Oscar

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Wilde Oscar

If you want divine justice, die.

Wilde Oscar

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Wilde Oscar

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Wilde Oscar

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

Wilde Oscar

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Wilde Oscar

"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Wilde Oscar

Getting into trouble is easy.

Wilde Oscar

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Wilde Oscar

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."

Wilde Oscar


Wilde Oscar

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Wilde Oscar

In the olden days in England, you could be hung for stealing a sheep or a loaf of bread. However, if a sheep stole a loaf of bread and gave it to you, you would only be tried for receiving, a crime punishable by forty lashes with the cat or the dog,

Wilde Oscar

Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Wilde Oscar

Look ere ye leap.

Wilde Oscar

My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Wilde Oscar

Rome was not built in one day.

Wilde Oscar

God helps them that help themselves.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilder Billy

Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Wilder Billy

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Will George

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Will George

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Willard F. Libby

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


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

William Gibson

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

William S. Paley

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

William Shakespeare

Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

William Shakespeare

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

William Shakespeare

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

William Shakespeare

There's no such thing as an original sin.

William Shakespeare

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

Williams H.H.

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Williams Robin

Practice yourself what you preach.

Williams Tennessee

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Williams Robin

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

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

Williamson Nicol

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

Williamson Dr. Paul

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

Willie Sutton

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

Wills Derek

Men are superior to women.

Wilson Earl

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.

Wilson Earl

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Wilson Edmund

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Wilson Woodrow

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

Wilson Robert

I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Win Sir

Life is the living you do, Death is the living you don't do.

Winch Marty

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.

Winchell Walter

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.


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Winkle R.V.

If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.


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


We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Winters George

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

Winters Shelley

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


Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.


We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.


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

Wo Sir Henry

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

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Wolfe Nero

VI: A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. VII: Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade ari

Wolfe Nero

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

Wolfe Thomas

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

Wolfe Gene

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

Wolfe Nero

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

Wood Grant

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Woody Allen

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

Woody Allen

I went into a bar feeling a little depressed, the bartender said, "What'll you have, Bud"? I said," I don't know, surprise me". So he showed me a nude picture of my wife.

Woody Allen

To teach is to learn twice.


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.

Wright Frank Lloyd

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

Wright Frank Lloyd

"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."

Wright Frank Lloyd

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Wurster Hall

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