Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb


Author Profession: English Critic
Born: February 10, 1775
Died: July 27, 1834
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.

I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.

The beggar wears all colors fearing none.

The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.

My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson bio

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

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