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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. "
" Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. "
" 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. "
" The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. "
" 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 tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. "
" Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. "
" The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon. "
" 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. "
" In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens. "
" The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. "
" 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. "
" We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born. "
" A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated. "
" I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry. "
" Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini? "
" In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children. "
" A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death. "
" Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed be doing at that moment. "