Swallow a toad in the morning if you want to encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
—Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) via QI
Brevity is the soul of wit.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616) via (Polonius in Hamlet)
There are 3 rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
—W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) via QI
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