My Favorite Quotes

Show Fred Thomas - “We are the kind of group that will keep a smile on each other's faces - no matter what. If you're wearing something funny, if you're doing something funny, it's going to get pointed out. Nothing is off limits.”
Show Peter Segal - “When Reynolds played the part, he was a sex god, ... He was the best-looking man on the planet and the worlds biggest star. Thats intimidating, but Adam grabbed that and really made the role his own. Hes as funny as ever, but he also shows a gritty side to himself. Hes going to surprise a lot of people.”
Show Mark Twain - “Now he found out a new thing--namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.”
Show Mark Twain - “Adam was but human--this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent then he would have eaten the serpent.”
Show Jane Austen - “. . . from politics, it was an easy step to silence.”
Show Charles Dickens - “The great commander, who seemed by expression of his visage to be always on the look-out for something in the extremest distance, and to have no ocular knowledge of anything within ten miles, made no reply whatever.”
Show Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “I have mastered the principles of several religions. They have all shocked me by the violence which I should have to do to my reason to accept the dogmas of any one of them.”
Show K. Jerome - “It is not that I object to the work, mind you I like work it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
Show Sinclair Lewis - “. . . being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue.”
Show Sinclair Lewis - “. . . she did her work with the thoroughness of a mind which reveres details and never quite understands them . . .”
Show George Eliot - “If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us.”
Show William Shakespeare - “. . . always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.”
Show George Eliot - “. . . ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.”
Show Anthony Trollope - “I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.”
Show Charles Dickens - “. . .I had a latent impression that there was something decidedly fine in Mr. Wopsle's elocution - not for old associations' sake, I am afraid, but because it was very slow, very dreary, very up-hill and down-hill, and very unlike any way in which any man in any natural circumstances of life or death ever expressed himself about anything.”
Show Mark Twain - “Pray for me I reckoned if she knowed me she'd take a job that was more nearer her size. But I bet she done it, just the same--she was just that kind. She had the grit to pray for Judus if she took the notion--there warn't no back-down to her, I judge.”
Show Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “Goresthorpe Grange is a feudal mansion - or so it was termed in the advertisement which originally brought it under my notice. Its right to this adjective had a most remarkable effect upon its price, and the advantages gained may possibly be more sentimental than real. Still, it is soothing to me to know that I have slits in my staircase through which I can discharge arrows and there is a sense of power in the fact of possessing a complicated apparatus by means of which I am enabled to pour molten lead upon the head of the casual visitor.”
Show Emily Bronte - “A wild, wick slip she was - but, she had the bonniest eye and sweetest smile, and lightest foot in the parish and, after all, I believe she meant no harm for when once she made you cry in good earnest, it seldom happened that she would not keep you company, and oblige you to be quiet that you might comfort her.”
Show Jane Austen - “They gave themselves up wholly to their sorrow, seeking increase of wretchedness in every reflection that could afford it, and resolved against ever admitting consolation in future.”
Show Mark Twain - “You see, he was going for the Holy Grail. The boys all took a flier at the Holy Grail now and then. It was a several years' cruise. They always put in the long absence snooping around, in the most conscientious way, though none of them had any idea where the Holy Grail really was, and I don't think any of them actually expected to find it, or would have known what to do with it if he had run across it.”
Show William Makepeace Thackeray - “A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry whom she likes.”
Show Charles Dickens - “A bill, by the bye, is the most extraordinary locomotive engine that the genius of man ever produced. It would keep on running during the longest lifetime, without ever once stopping of its own accord.”
Show Charles Reade - “The fortunate man is he who, born poor, or nobody, works gradually up to wealth and consideration, and, having got them, dies before he finds they were not worth so much trouble.”
Show J. Sheridan Le Fanu - “The effect of all this was that I blushed one of my overpowering blushes. People told me they became me very much I hope so, for the misfortune was frequent and I think nature owed me that compensation.”
Show K. Jerome - “Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.”

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