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I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

W Smile


In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

W. Leo Rosten on


When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog along to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

Wa Cleon Thucydides


One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Wa Wanda


[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

Wade Harry V.


Let your conscience be your guide.

Wagner Jane


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

Wagner Lichty &


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.

Wagner Michael J.


"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."

Walinsky Adam


I owe the public nothing.

Walker Stanley


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Wallace George


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,

Wallace George


If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Wallach. Carole


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.

Wanda


Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.

War Oliver


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Ward A.


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Ward Artemus


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

Ward Jay


L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Warhol Andy


I played lead guitar in a band called The Federal Duck, which is the kind of name that was popular in the '60s as a result of controlled substances being in widespread use. Back then, there were no restrictions, in terms of talent, on who could make

Warhol Andy


Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Warhol Andy


San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Warner Jack


Grig (the navigator): ... so you see, it's just the two of us against the entire space armada. Alex (the gunner): What?!? Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds. Alex: It'll be a slaughter! Grig: That'

Washington Booker T.


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Washington George


The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

Washlesky


Practice yourself what you preach.

Watts Alan


There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Wau Evelyn


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

Way Glaser and


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

Wayfarer


A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Weaver Ken


This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Webber Dean


The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, 'Flick your Bic, cr

Webster Daniel


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

Weil Joseph


To add insult to injury.

Weiler A.H.


Look ere ye leap.

Weinberg Darrin


When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Weiner


You can never do just one thing.

Wellington The Duke of


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Wellington Duke


I dote on his very absence.

Wells Carolyn


Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Wells H.G.


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

Wells H.G.


I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Wells H.G.


We have lingered long enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean.

Wells H.G.


Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

Wells H.G.


My daddy's brains was so scrambled he thought he was Jesus. They put him in a nut house for 5 years and when he got out, he didn't think he was Jesus, he thought he was *God*! ... Which made me Jesus.

Wells J. Wellington


The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Wells J. Wellington


In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Wells H.G.


If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

West Mae


In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, "one when he was a boy and one when he was a man."

West Mae


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

West Rebecca


But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.

Whalen Philip


Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

Wheeler Harvey


Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

White E. B.


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

White E.B.


The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.

White E.B.


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

White Paul


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

White T.H.


Well begun is half done.

White T.H.


I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

White William Allen


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

White William Allen


"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

White Katherine


Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.

Whitehead A.N.


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

Whitehead Alfred North


The most common given name in the world is Mohammad; the most common family name in the world is Chang. Can you imagine the enormous number of people in the world named Mohammad Chang?

Whitehead Alfred North


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.

Whitehorn Katharine


It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Who Dr.


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

Whorfin Lord John


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

Wicker Tom


Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Wicker Tom


The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Wicker Tom


Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Wier Bob


You or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Wiggam Alfred E.


"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


They will only cause the lower classes to move about needlessly.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


The Crown is full of it!

Wilde Oscar


"Somewhere", said Father Vittorini, "did Blake not speak of the Machineries of Joy? That is, did not God promote environments, then intimidate these Natures by provoking the existence of flesh, toy men and women, such as are we all? And thus happi

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

Wilde Oscar


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

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


The politician is someone who deals in man's problems of adjustment. To ask a politician to lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog.

Wilde Oscar


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Wilde Oscar


The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


Termiter's argument that God is His own grandmother generated a surprising amount of controversy among Church leaders, who on the one hand considered the argument unsupported by scripture but on the other hand were unwilling to risk offending God's g

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

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


Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Wilde Oscar


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Wilder Billy


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Wilder Billy


Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Will George


Events are not affected, they develop.

Will George


A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

Willard F. Libby


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

William


Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.

William Gibson


If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.

William S. Paley


One learns to itch where one can scratch.

William Shakespeare


One big pile is better than two little piles.

William Shakespeare


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

William Shakespeare


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

William Shakespeare


Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

William Shakespeare


Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Williams H.H.


For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Williams Robin


None love the bearer of bad news.

Williams Tennessee


Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Williams Robin


In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Williamson Nicol


Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Williamson Dr. Paul


Man is by nature a political animal.

Willie Sutton


What kind of sordid business are you on now? I mean, man, whither goest thou? Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?

Wills Derek


Rule the Empire through force.

Wilson Earl


There is no act of treachery or mean-ness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

Wilson Earl


Under every stone lurks a politician.

Wilson Edmund


"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."

Wilson Woodrow


Home is where the hurt is.

Wilson Robert


Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Win Sir


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.

Winch Marty


Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Winchell Walter


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Windsor-Heights


The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Winkle R.V.


Facts are the enemy of truth.

Winston


It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Winston


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.

Winters George


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.

Winters Shelley


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

Wittgenstein


Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Wittgenstein


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Wittgenstein.


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

Wo Sir Henry


Imagine what we can imagine!

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.


If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Wolfe Nero


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

Wolfe Nero


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

Wolfe Thomas


Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are.

Wolfe Gene


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Wolfe Nero


I knew her before she was a virgin.

Wood Grant


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

Woody Allen


Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Woody Allen


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

Woody Allen


"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Wordsworth


Littering is dumb.

Wright Frank Lloyd


If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Wright Frank Lloyd


Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Wright Frank Lloyd


Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Wurster Hall





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