The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
- Flannery O'Connor
When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right.
- Albert Guinon
No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
- Michel de Montaigne
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
- Groucho Marx
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
- David T. Wolf
Love can be sordid only if you work at it.
- Brooke McEldowney
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
- Josh Billings
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
- Ronald Reagan
There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them.
- Emile Chartier
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
- Jules Renard
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
- Michael Crichton
What if this weren't a hypothetical question?
A witty saying proves nothing.
The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.
- Larry Hardiman
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
- Bill Vaughan