"People who live outside a society are the ones who can see how it works."

Christopher Rice
Christopher Rice "A Density of Souls"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth exists; only lies are invented."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!"

Logan Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith "Afterthoughts"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Home is any four walls that enclose the right person."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never lend money. It causes amnesia."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Even though a marriage is made in heaven, the maintenance work has to be done here on earth!"


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption."

André Bazin
André Bazin "What is Cinema?"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."

Simone De Beauvoir
Simone De Beauvoir "The Second Sex"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It takes two to speak the truth--one to speak and the other to hear."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never believe in mirrors or newspapers."

John Osborne
John Osborne "The Hotel in Amsterdam"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When you sympathize with a married woman you either make two enemies or gain one wife and one friend."

Menander
Menander "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every perfect life is a parable invented by God."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What betrays us most often is neither our friends nor foes but our own tongue."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Have the courage to live. Anyone can die."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Books are ... funny little portable pieces of thought."

Susan Sontag (Time, December 11, 1989)
Susan Sontag (Time, December 11, 1989)

Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn't exist."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Never confuse movement with action."


Rating: 3.86 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, and the most patient of teachers."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 8)

"A smile is a curve that sets things straight."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good."

Helen Keller
Helen Keller "The Simplest Way to be Happy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else."

Will Rogers
Will Rogers "Illiterate Digest"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Honolulu, it's got everything. Sand for the children, sun for the wife, sharks for the wife's mother."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The best qualification of a prophet is to have a good memory."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Time is the only critic without ambition."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!"


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)