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" A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. "
" Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other. "
" The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. "
" It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous. "
" I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author. "
" Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about. "
" For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. "
" I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. "
" Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony. "
" An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens. "
" There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them. "
" We call ourselves a free nation, and yet we let ourselves be told what cabs we can and can't take by a man at a hotel door, simply because he has a drum major's uniform on. "
" Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings. "
" We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born. "
" Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. "
" Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it. "
" There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author's permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that. "
" Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed be doing at that moment. "
" Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn't seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can't find it when I take the suit off. "
" You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it. "
" The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon. "
" Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk. "
" The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. "
" Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted. "
" If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from. "
" In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop. "
" At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands. "
" Even nowadays a man can't step up and kill a woman without feeling just a bit unchivalrous. "
" I do most of my work sitting down; that's where I shine. "
" I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry. "
" Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of. "