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"Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat."

"Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint."

"Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into."

"If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves."

"Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun."

"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."

"Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue."

"Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them."

"The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race."

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."

"Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever."

"Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough."

"There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us."

"You know how in high school you do these plays and people come up after the show and they're really excited for you? Well, that's what's happening to me right now."

"An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it."

"Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity."

"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'"

"Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes."

"Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."

"A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?"

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