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"I have heard of a man who had a mind to sell his house, and therefore carried a piece of brick in his pocket, which he shewed as a pattern to encourage purchasers."
"The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing."
(James Henry) Leigh Hunt
"A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail."
"Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes."
John Le Carre
"If folks can learn to be racist, then they can learn to be anti-racist. If being sexist ain't genetic, then, dad gum, people can learn about gender equality."
Johnnetta Betsch Cole
"I lead a pretty boring life. I once met an editor from the National Enquirer who said to me, almost apologetically, 'I'm sorry, but we're really not interested in you.' I'm afraid that's true."
"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
"I have the face of a vulture and the voice of a crow. If you threw a rock at me, you could kill two birds with one stone."
"A bag of tattooed bones in a sequined slingshot."
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