You won’t find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains.Hunter S. Thompson (more…)
Sunday, 4 January, 2015
1900s · Author · bold · boldness · passion · Writer

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.Mark …
Saturday, 31 May, 2014
1800s · accuracy · American · Author · clever · language · precision · Writer

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.Groucho Marx (more…)
Friday, 30 May, 2014
1900s · American · Comedian · double entendre · film · pun · TV · wordplay

Saying that cultural objects have value is like saying that telephones have conversations.Brian Eno (more…)
Wednesday, 21 May, 2014
1900s · 2000s · Author · b. 1948 · British · culture · Musician · value · Writer

In his highest flights, musical and architectural above all, for they are one, man gives the illusion of rivaling the order, the majesty and …
Sunday, 4 May, 2014

Creativity is the residue of time wasted.Albert Einstein (more…)
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014

There are no born masters of typography.Jan Tschichold (more…)
Monday, 28 April, 2014

How to write a good short story:Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel …
Saturday, 12 April, 2014
1900s · 2000s · advice · American · Author · list · storytelling · Writer · writing

Swallow a toad in the morning if you want to encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.Nicolas Chamfort (more…)
Wednesday, 12 February, 2014
1700s · France · French · Playwright · Writer

Downtown L.A. looks like they started to build Chicago and then gave up…and let it become a sprawling suburb.Gary Oldman (more…)
Saturday, 14 December, 2013
1900s · 2000s · Actor · funny · humor · Los Angeles

If you’re looking for sympathy you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.David Sedaris (more…)
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
1900s · 2000s · Author · funny · humor · sympathy · Writer

The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of …
Friday, 20 September, 2013
1800s · 1900s · Architect · architecture · Poet · poetry · science · Scientist

Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, …
Sunday, 8 September, 2013

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there …
Thursday, 5 September, 2013

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.Frank Lloyd Wright (more…)
Wednesday, 4 September, 2013

It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than …
Friday, 23 August, 2013

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.Aristotle (more…)
Tuesday, 30 July, 2013

We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.Father John M. Culkin, Jr. (more…)
Thursday, 18 April, 2013

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order that is not understood.Henry Miller (more…)
Wednesday, 17 April, 2013
1900s · Author · communication · language · wisdom · Writer

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.Bruce Lee (more…)
Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

Committee—a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.Milton Bearle (more…)
Friday, 15 March, 2013
Actor · b. 1908 · business · California · Comedian · committee · film · funny · Harlem · Hollywood · humor · Los Angeles · New York City · U.S.

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.Milton Bearle (more…)
Friday, 15 March, 2013
Actor · change · Comedian · film · funny · Hollywood · humor · inspiration · success · wisdom

Brevity is the soul of wit.William Shakespeare (more…)
Friday, 1 March, 2013

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or …
Tuesday, 19 February, 2013
1800s · American · b. 1817 · balance · commerce · Concord · happiness · life · Massachusetts · money · Philosopher · Poet · Transcendentalism · U.S. · Writer

It was as undesigned as possible.Michael Bierut (more…)
Wednesday, 16 January, 2013

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.W. Somerset Maugham (more…)
Wednesday, 9 January, 2013
1800s · 1900s · Alpes-Maritimes France · b. 1874 · British · France · funny · Nice · Novelist · Paris · Playwright · witty · Writer · writing

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.Abraham Lincoln (more…)
Tuesday, 11 December, 2012
1800s · American · b. 1809 · Kentucky · Lawyer · patience · Politician · President · process · quality · Sinking Spring Farm · Statesman · U.S.

Hello, World!Brian Kernighan (more…)
Tuesday, 11 December, 2012

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