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"A man said to the universe: 'Sir, I exist!' 'However,' replied the universe, 'That fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.'"
"It has been said that writing comes more easily if you have something to say."
"All wars are planned by old men, in council rooms apart."
"The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason."
"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity."
French "pataphysical" writer
"I've been around so long that all the statues in Symphony Hall were little boys when I started."
Harry Ellis Dickson
"Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it."
Gordon R. Dickson
"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
"Sometimes the best songs almost write themselves."
US singer, songwriter
"I'm suggesting we call sex something else, and it should include everything from kissing to sitting close together."
US researcher, writer (The Hite Report)
"I even went so far as to become a Southern Baptist for a while, until I realized that they didn't hold 'em under long enough."
US singer, songwriter
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complainand most fools do."
"I write so the endangered thoughts roaming naked and vulnerable through the misty jungles of my mind aren't slain by the guns of practical living."
US writer, actor
"I inherited my father's insatiable desire to meet all the beautiful girls in the world."
US singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
"Serve the dinner backward, do anything but for goodness sake, do something weird."
US writer, hostess
"For every action there is an equal and opposite government program."
US magazine editor
"Sometimes life hits you on the head with a saucepan. But I'm not here to talk about saucepans."
"I was a puke brunette."
US model, actor
"For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word."
Catherine Drinker Bowen
"I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field."
US football player
"I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history, that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have swayed the destiny of man."
Sir Stephen Runciman
"The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis."
"The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him."