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Aldous Huxley
   said   
"Experience is Not What Happens to a Man; It is What a Man Does With What Happens to Him."
1894-1963
Aldous Huxley
   said   
"Maybe This World is Another Planet’s Hell"
Alvin Toffler
   said   
"Anyone Nit-picking Enough to Write a Letter of Correction to an Editor Doubtless Deserves the Error That Provoked It"
American writer and futurist
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"Education: That Which Discloses the Wise and Disguises from the Foolish Their Lack of Understanding"
American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"Knowledge is the Small Part of Ignorance That We Arrange and Classify."
American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"Love: A Temporary Insanity Curable by Marriage"
American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist
Anais Nin
   said   
"How Wrong It is for a Woman to Expect the Man to Build the World She Wants, Rather Than to Create It Herself"
French-American writer
Anais Nin
   said   
"Life Shrinks or Expands in Proportion to One's Courage."
French-American writer
Anatole France
   said   
"If a Million People Say a Foolish Thing, It is Still a Foolish Thing"
Anatole France
   said   
"People Who Have No Weaknesses Are Terrible; There is No Way of Taking Advantage of Them"
French author, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921
André Gide
   said   
"One Doesn’t Discover New Lands Without Consenting to Lose Sight of the Shore for a Very Long Time"
French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
   said   
"The Most Exhausting Thing in Life is Being Insincere"
American aviator, author, and the spouse of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh
Anthony Burgess
   said   
"The US Presidency is a Tudor Monarchy Plus Telephones"
British novelist, critic and composer
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
   said   
"I Know but One Freedom and That is the Freedom of the Mind"
French writer and aviator
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
   said   
"Perfection is Achieved, Not when There is Nothing More to Add, but when There is Nothing Left to Take Away"
French writer and aviator
Arthur C. Clarke
   said   
"The Best Measure of a Man's Honesty Isn't His Income Tax Return. It's the Zero Adjust on His Bathroom Scale"
British science fiction author, inventor and futurist
A. Toussenel
   said   
"The More One Gets to Know Men, the More One Values Dogs"
French writer, 1803-85
August Strindberg
   said   
"I Dream, Therefore I Exist."
August Strindberg
   said   
"I Loathe People Who Keep Dogs. They're Cowards Who Don't Have the Guts to Bite People Themselves."
Swedish writer
Barbara De Angelis
   said   
"You Never Lose by Loving, You Lose by Holding Back"
Writer
Berthold Auerbach
   said   
"Music Washes Away from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life."
Bill Bryson
   said   
"The Whole of the Global Economy is Based on Supplying the Cravings of Two Per Cent of the World's Population."
Chuck Palahniuk
   said   
"People Have to Really Suffer Before They Can Risk Doing What They Love"
American freelance, journalist, satirist and novelist
Chuck Palahniuk
   said   
"Your Birth is a Mistake You’ll Spend Your Whole Life Trying to Correct"
American freelance, journalist, satirist and novelist
C. S. Lewis
   said   
"The Future is Something Which Everyone Reaches at the Rate of Sixty Minutes and Hour, Whatever He Does, Whoever He Is"
Irish writer and scholar
Dame Rose Macaulay
   said   
"The Great and Recurrent Question About Abroad Is, is It Worth Getting There?"
English novelist
D. H. Lawrence
   said   
"I Like to Write when I Feel Spiteful: It’s Like Having a Good Sneeze"
English novelist, poet, essayist
D. H. Lawrence
   said   
"I Shall Always Be a Priest of Love"
British Author
D. H. Lawrence
   said   
"Life is Ours to Be Spent, Not to Be Saved"
English novelist, poet, essayist
Diane Black
   said   
"Big Egos Are Big Shields for Lots of Empty Space"
Dorothy Parker
   said   
"If You Want to Know What God Thinks About Money, Just Look at the People He Gave It To."
E.B. White
   said   
"I Get up Every Morning Determined to Both Change the World and Have One Hell of a Good Time. Sometimes This Makes Planning My Day Difficult"
Edgar Allan Poe
   said   
"Poetry is the Rhythmical Creation of Beauty in Words"
American writer best known for his poetry and short stories
Edward Dahlberg
   said   
"What Most Men Desire is a Virgin Who is a Whore"
American Author / Critic
Ernest Hemingway
   said   
"All Good Books Have One Thing in Common - They Are Truer Than if They Had Really Happened"
American novelist, short-story writer and journalist
Ernest Hemingway
   said   
"Never Confuse Motion With Action"
American novelist, short-story writer and journalist
Evan Esar
   said   
"America Believes in Education: the Average Professor Earns More Money in a Year Than a Professional Athlete Earns in a Whole Week"
American humorist who wrote Esar’s Comic Dictionary
Finley Peter Dunne
   said   
"The Past Always Looks Better Than It Was. It's Only Pleasant Because It Isn't Here"
American author, writer and humorist
Frank Herbert
   said   
"The People I Distrust Most Are Those Who Want to Improve Our Lives but Have Only One Course of Action"
American science fiction author
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"The Height of Cleverness is to Be Able to Conceal It"
French writer and Cardinal
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"The More One Loves a Mistress, the More One is Ready to Hate Her"
French writer
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"An Original Writer is Not One Who Imitates Nobody, but One Whom Nobody Can Imitate"
French writer, politician and diplomat
Freya Stark
   said   
"The True Fruit of Travel is Perhaps the Feeling of Being Nearly Everywhere at Home"
British travel writer
Fran Leibowitz
   said   
"Humility is No Substitute for a Good Personality"
Fran Leibowitz
   said   
"Sleep is Death Without the Responsibility"
American author
Gabriel García Marquez
   said   
"Don't Cry Because It is Over...smile Because It Happened."
George Orwell
   said   
"The Quickest Way of Ending a War is to Lose It"
G. K. Chesterton
   said   
"A Good Novel Tells You the Truth About Its Hero; but a Bad Novel Tells You the Truth About Its Author"
English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography and detective fiction
Guy Bellamy
   said   
"Life is a Sexually Transmitted Disease"
G. W. F Hegel
   said   
"Nothing Great in the World Has Ever Been Accomplished Without Passion"
Author
Henri Fréderic Amiel
   said   
"Charm is the Quality in Others That Makes Us More Satisfied With Ourselves"
Swiss writer
Henry Miller
   said   
"The American Ideal is Youth,handsome, Empty Youth"
American writer and painter
H. G. Wells
   said   
"Human History Becomes More and More a Race Between Education and Catastrophe"
English writer best known for such science fiction novels
H. G. Wells
   said   
"Moral Indignation is Jealously With a Halo"
English writer, best known for such science fiction novels
Hillaire Belloc
   said   
"Never Could an Increase of Comfort or Security Be a Sufficient Good to Be Bought at the Price of Liberty"
French-born British writer
H. P. Lovecraft
   said   
"The Most Merciful Thing in the World ... is the Inability of the Human Mind to Correlate All Its Contents"
American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction
Hunter S. Thompson
   said   
"I Hate to Advocate Drugs, Alcohol, Violence or Insanity to Anyone, but They've Always Worked for Me"
American journalist and author. Founder of the gonzo journalism movement.
Ian L. Fleming
   said   
"I Shall Not Waste My Days in Trying to Prolong Them"
English author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander
Iris Murdoch
   said   
"Every Man Needs Two Women, a Quiet Home-maker, and a Thrilling Nymph"
English novelist and philosopher
Iris Murdoch
   said   
"Writing is Like Getting Married. One Should Never Commit Oneself Until One is Amazed at One’s Luck"
British novelist and philosopher
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"I Do Not Fear Computers. I Fear the Lack of Them"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"If Knowledge Can Create Problems, It is Not Through Ignorance That We Can Solve Them"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"It Pays to Be Obvious, Especially if You Have a Reputation for Subtlety"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"I Write for the Same Reason I Breathe – Because if I Didn’t, I Would Die"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"Life is Pleasant. Death is Peaceful. It’s the Transition That’s Troublesome"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"Part of the Inhumanity of the Computer is That Once It is Competently Programmed and Working Smoothly, It is Completely Honest"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
Violence is the Last Refuge of the Incompetent"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
James Fenimore Cooper
   said   
"The Tendency of Democracies Is, in All Things, to Mediocrity"
American writer of the early 19th century
James Joyce
   said   
"A Man’s Errors Are His Portals of Discovery"
Irish novelist
Jane Austen
   said   
"She Had Been Forced Into Prudence in Her Youth, She Learned Romance As She Grew Older - the Natural Sequence of an Unnatural Beginning"
English novelist
Jane Austen
   said   
"What a Dreadful Hot Weather We Have! It Keeps Me in a Continual State of Inelegance"
English novelist
Janet Frame
   said   
"There is No Past, Present or Future. Using Tenses to Divide Time is Like Making Chalk Marks on Water"
New Zealand author
Jerome K. Jerome
   said   
"It is Impossible to Enjoy Idling Thoroughly Unless One Has Plenty of Work to Do"
English writer and humorist
J. M. Barrie
   said   
"I Know Not, Sir, Whether Bacon Wrote the Works of Shakespeare, but if He Did Not It Seems to Me That He Missed the Opportunity of His Life"
Scottish novelist and dramatist
J. M. Barrie
   said   
"Nothing is Really Work Unless You Would Rather Be Doing Something Else"
Scottish novelist and dramatist
John Updike
   said   
"A Healthy Male Adult Bore Consumes Each Year One and a Half Times His Own Weight in Other People’s Patience"
American novelist, poet, short story and literary critic
Joseph Conrad
   said   
"Criticism, That Fine Flower of Personal Expression in the Garden of Letters"
English novelist
Josh Billings
   said   
"To Bring up a Child in the Way He Should Go, Travel That Way Yourself Once in a While"
American Humor Writer
J. R. R. Tolkien
   said   
"Never Laugh at Live Dragons"
Jules Renard
   said   
"The Profession of Letters Is, After All, the Only One in Which One Can Make No Money Without Being Ridiculous"
French author and member of the Académie Goncuort
Kahlil Gibran
   said   
"No Lower Can a Man Descend Than to Interpret His Dreams Into Gold and Silver"
Author
Katherine Mansfield
   said   
"Whenever I Prepare for a Journey I Prepare As Though for Death. Should I Never Return, All is in Order"
Prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction
Kurt Vonnegut
   said   
"There is a Tragic Flaw in Our Precious Constitution, and I Don't Know What Can Be Done to Fix It. This is It: Only Nut Cases Want to Be President"
Leon Uris
   said   
"Terrorism is the War of the Poor. War is the Terrorism of the Rich"
American novelist
Leo Tolstoy
   said   
"All Newspaper and Journalistic Activity is an Intellectual Brothel from Which There is No Escape"
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
   said   
"Why Should I Live? Why Should I Do Anything? Is There in Life Any Purpose Which the Inevitable Death That Awaits Me Does Not Undo and Destroy?"
Russian writer, novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher
Lewis Carroll
   said   
"If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, Any Road Will Get You There"
English logician, mathematician, photographer and novelist
Louisa May Alcott
   said   
"Far Away There in the Sunshine Are My Highest Aspirations. I May Not Reach Them, but I Can Look up and See Their Beauty, Believe in Them, and Try to Follow Where They Lead"
American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women
Marabel Morgan
   said   
"Persistence is the Twin Sister of Excellence. One is a Matter of Quality, the Other a Matter of Time"
Author
Marcel Proust
   said   
"The Only Real Voyage of Discovery Consists Not in Seeing New Landscapes, but in Having New Eyes, in Seeing the Universe With the Eyes of Another, of Hundreds of Others, in Seeing the Hundreds of Universes That Each of Them Sees"
French novelist, essayist and critic
Marcel Proust
   said   
"The Real Voyage of Discovery Consists Not in Seeking New Landscapes, but in Having New Eyes"
Margaret Atwood
   said   
"Nobody Dies from Lack of Sex. It's Lack of Love We Die From"
Canadian novelist, from the Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
   said   
"Writing…is an Act of Faith: I Believe It’s Also an Act of Hope, the Hope That Things Can Be Better Than They Are"
Canadian writer. A prolific poet, novelist, literary critic, feminist and activist
Mark Twain
   said   
"Against the Assault of Laughter Nothing Can Stand"
American Humorist / writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"Be Careful About Reading Health Books, You May Die of a Misprint."
Mark Twain
   said   
"Be Good and You Will Be Lonesome"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"Cauliflower is Nothing but Cabbage With a College Education"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"A Classic is Something That Everybody Wants to Have Read and Nobody Wants to Read"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"Everybody Talks About the Weather, but Nobody Does Anything About It"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"The Fact That Man Knows Right from Wrong Proves His Intellectual Superiority to Other Creatures; but the Fact That He Can Do Wrong Proves His Moral Inferiority to Any Creature That Cannot"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"History May Not Repeat Itself, but It Does Rhyme a Lot"
Mark Twain
   said   
"I Respect a Man Who Knows How to Spell a Word More Than One Way"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"I Was Gratified to Be Able to Answer Promptly. I Said I Don't Know."
Mark Twain
   said   
"Last Week I Stated This Woman Was the Ugliest Woman I Had Ever Seen, I Have Since Been Visited by Her Sister and Now Wish to Withdraw That Statement"
Mark Twain
   said   
"Laughter is the Greatest Weapon We Have and We, As Humans, Use It the Least"
American Humorist / writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"Name the Greatest of All Inventors. Accident"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"The Rule is Perfect: in All Matters of Opinion Our Adversaries Are Insane"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"There is an Old-time Toast Which is Golden for Its Beauty: "When You Ascend the Hill of Prosperity May You Not Meet a Friend”"
American humorist and writer
Mark Twain
   said   
"You Can Tell German Wine from Vinegar by the Label"
American humorist and writer
Mark Victor Hansen
   said   
"Lack of Forgiveness Causes Almost All of Our Self-sabotaging Behavior"
Motivational speaker and author of self-help books
Mark Victor Hansen
   said   
"You Control Your Future, Your Destiny"
Motivational speaker and author of self-help books
Marquis De Sade
   said   
"Lust’s Passion Will Be Served; It Demands, It Militates, It Tyrannises"
Maxim Gorky
   said   
"When Work is a Pleasure Life is a Joy! When Work is a Duty, Life is Slavery"
Soviet/Russian author, a founder of the socialist realism
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"I Believe There's No Proverb but What is True; They Are All So Many Sentences and Maxims Drawn from Experience, the Universal Mother of Sciences"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"In Order to Attain the Impossible, One Must Attempt the Absurd"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"The Knowledge of Yourself Will Preserve You from Vanity"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"Liberty, As Well As Honour, Man Ought to Preserve at the Hazard of His Life, for Without It Life is Insupportable"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"My Heart is Wax Moulded As She Pleases, but Enduring As Marble to Retain"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"A Person Dishonoured is Worst Than Dead"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"A Private Sin is Not So Prejudicial in This World, As a Public Indecency"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"Tell Me Thy Company, and I'll Tell Thee What Thou Art"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"Those Who'll Play With Cats Must Expect to Be Scratched"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"Too Much Sanity May Be Madness. And Maddest of All, to See Life As It is and Not As It Should Be!"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
Miguel De Cervantes
   said   
"True Valor Lies Between Cowardice and Rashness"
Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet
P. G. Wodehouse
   said   
"What Good Are Brains to a Man? They Only Unsettle Him"
British-American comic writer
Publilius Syrus
   said   
"As Men, We Are All Equal in the Presence of Death"
Quentin Crisp
   said   
"The Very Purpose of Existence is to Reconcile the Glowing Opinion We Have of Ourselves With the Appalling Things That Other People Think About Us"
British writer, illustrator, actor, artist’s model
Rebecca West
   said   
"The Main Difference Between Men and Women is That Men Are Lunatics and Women Are Idiots."
Roald Dahl
   said   
"A Little Nonsense Now and Then, is Cherished by the Wisest Men"
Robert A. Heinlein
   said   
"Secrecy is the Beginning of Tyranny"
American novelist and science fiction writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"Books Are Good Enough in Their Own Way, but They Are a Poor Substitute for Life"
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"Don't Judge Each Day by the Harvest You Reap but by the Seeds That You Plant"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"Everybody, Soon or Late, Sits Down to a Banquet of Consequences"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"For My Part, I Travel Not to Go Anywhere, but to Go. I Travel for Travel's Sake. The Great Affair is to Move"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"It is the Mark of a Good Action That It Appears Inevitable in Retrospect"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"Keep Your Fears to Yourself but Share Your Courage With Others"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"No Man is Useless Who Has a Friend, and if We Are Loved We Are Indispensable"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"There is No Duty We So Much Underrate As the Duty of Being Happy"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"To Travel Hopefully is a Better Thing Than to Arrive"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Saul Bellow
   said   
"The Body, She Says, is Subject to the Forces of Gravity. But the Soul is Ruled by Levity, Pure"
Canadian-born American writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"If You Live Long Enough, You'll See That Every Victory Turns Into a Defeat"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"No One is More Arrogant Toward Women, More Aggressive or Scornful, Than the Man Who is Anxious About His Virility"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"Sex Pleasure in Woman is a Kind of Magic Spell; It Demands Complete Abandon; if Words or Movements Oppose the Magic of Caresses, the Spell is Broken"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"Society Cares for the Individual Only So Far As He is Profitable"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"To Catch a Husband is an Art; to Hold Him is a Job"
French novelist and essayist
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
   said   
"Mediocrity Knows Nothing Higher Than Itself, but Talent Instantly Recognizes Genius"
Sophie Tolstoy
   said   
"One Can’t Live on Love Alone: and I Am So Stupid That I Can Do Nothing but Think of Him"
Stephen King
   said   
"The Road to Hell is Paved With Adverbs"
American author, screenwriter, musician, columnist, actor, film producer and director
Thomas Hardy
   said   
"Poetry is Emotion Put Into Measure. The Emotion Must Come by Nature, but the Measure Can Be Acquired by Art"
British novelist, short story writer and poet
Thomas Mann
   said   
"A Man's Dying is More the Survivors' Affair Than His Own"
German novelist; in The Magic Mountain
Tom Clancy
   said   
"I Believe That Sex is One of the Most Beautiful, Natural, Wholesome Things That Money Can Buy"
American author of best-selling political thrillers
Truman Capote
   said   
"Failure is the Condiment That Gives Success Its Flavour"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"The Good Thing About Masturbation is That You Don’t Have to Dress up for It"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"I Believe More in the Scissors Than I Do in the Pencil"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"It’s a Scientific Fact That if You Stay in California You Lose One Point of Your IQ Every Year"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"To Me, the Greatest Pleasure of Writing is Not What It’s About, but the Inner Music That Words Make"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"Venice is Like Eating an Entire Box of Chocolate Liqueurs in One Go"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Virginia Woolf
   said   
"Why Are Women, So Much More Interesting to Men Than Men Are to Women?"
English novelist and essayist
Virginia Woolf
   said   
"A Woman Must Have Money and a Room of Her Own if She is to Write Fiction"
English novelist, from A Room of One's Own
Voltaire
   said   
"The Best Way to Be Boring is to Leave Nothing Out"
French philosopher and writer
Voltaire
   said   
"We Must Cultivate Our Gardens."
Voltaire
   said   
"Work Banishes Those Three Great Evils. Boredom, Vice and Poverty"
French enlightenment writer, essayist, Freemason deist and philosopher
William Faulkner
   said   
"The Tools I Need for My Work Are Paper, Tobacco, Food, and a Little Whiskey"
American novelist and short-story writer
William Faulkner
   said   
"A Writer Needs Three Things, Experience, Observation, and Imagination, Any Two of Which, at Times Any One of Which, Can Supply the Lack of the Others"
American novelist and short-story writer


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