2014-0530

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

Groucho Marx
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2014-0521

Saying that cultural objects have value is like saying that telephones have conversations.

Brian Eno
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2014-0504

In his highest flights, musical and architectural above all, for they are one, man gives the illusion of rivaling the order, the majesty and the splendor of the heavens.

Henry Miller
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2014-0430

Creativity is the residue of time wasted.

Albert Einstein
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2014-0428

There are no born masters of typography.

Jan Tschichold
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2014-0412

How to write a good short story:

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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2013-1214

Downtown L.A. looks like they started to build Chicago and then gave up…and let it become a sprawling suburb.

Gary Oldman
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2013-1001

If you’re looking for sympathy you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.

David Sedaris
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2013-0920

The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist.

Frank Lloyd Wright
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2013-0905

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

Frank Zappa
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2013-0904

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.

Frank Lloyd Wright
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2013-0417

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order that is not understood.

Henry Miller
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2013-0320

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.

Bruce Lee
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2013-0116

It was as undesigned as possible.

Michael Bierut
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2013-0109

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

W. Somerset Maugham
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2012-1211

Hello, World!

Brian Kernighan
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