Various

"I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare "The Tempest"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man who finishes a book is always alone when he finishes it."

Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron "Scribble Scrabble"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo."

Desmond Morris
Desmond Morris "The Human Zoo"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To be great is to be misunderstood."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays, First Series"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is better to be a has-been than a never-was."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything."

Don Marquis
Don Marquis "The Rare Don Marquis"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Necessity has the face of a dog."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast."

Angela Carter
Angela Carter "Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades."

Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Thomas Bailey Aldrich "Leaves from a Notebook"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking."

William James
William James "The Letters of William James"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct."

Benjamin Disraeli (Speech on January 24, 1860)
Benjamin Disraeli (Speech on January 24, 1860)

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A desert is a place without expectation."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"This is the only country in the world where the food is more dangerous than sex."

Jackie Mason (about England)
Jackie Mason (about England)

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance."

Françoise Sagan
Françoise Sagan "A Certain Smile"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval."

Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan "Through the Vanishing Point"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Rain is the best policeman."

 police motto
police motto

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cooking is just like religion. Rules don't no more make a cook than sermons make a saint."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Essay on Merit and Virtue"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Englishwomen's shoes look as if they had been made by someone who had often heard shoes described, but had never seen any."

Margaret Halsey
Margaret Halsey "With Malice Toward Some"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The cynic, a parasite of civilisation, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A committee is an animal with four back legs."

John le Carré
John le Carré "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea."

John Osborne
John Osborne "Tom Jones"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough."

Martin Amis
Martin Amis "Einstein's Monsters"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The one nice thing about sports is that they prove men do have emotions and are not afraid to show them."

Jane O`Reilly
Jane O`Reilly "The Girl I Left Behind"

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 6)