Quotes from Literature.

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How well read or you? Here are some famous quotes from some of the greatest authors in history.

  • 1
    If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
  • 2
    I wish you could invent some means to make me at all happy without you. Every hour I am more and more concentrated in you; every thing else tastes like chaff in my mouth.
  • 3
    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny...'
  • 4
    The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.
  • 5
    The metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
  • 6
    The safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
  • 7
    All I ask of a woman is that she should feel gently towards me.
    when my heart feels kindly towards her,
    and there should be the soft, soft tremor as of unheard bells
    between us.
    It is all I ask.
    I am so tired of violent women lashing out and insisting on being loved, when there is no love in them.
  • 8
    If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
  • 9
    The world is an oyster, but you don't crack it open on a mattress.
  • 10


    The different branches of Arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
  • 11
    I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
  • 12
    It is really quite amazing by what margins competent but conservative scientists and engineers can miss the mark, when they start with the preconceived idea that what they are investigating is impossible. When this happens, the most well-informed men become blinded by their prejudices and are unable to see what lies directly ahead of them.
  • 13
    If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.
  • 14
    I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
  • 15
    It's not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.
  • 16
    I have great faith in fools. My friends call it self-confidence.
  • 17
    We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
  • 18
    Gold is for the mistress-- silver for the maid--
    Copper for the craftsman, cunning at his trade.
    'Good!' said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
    'But iron-- cold iron-- is ruler of them all'.
  • 19
    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
  • 20
    You can't expect a boy to be vicious until he's been to a good school.
  • 21
    There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
  • 22
    Cyberspace: A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.
  • 23
    Nothing to fear in God. Nothing to feel in Death. Good can be obtained. Evil can be endured.
  • 24
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.
  • 25
    Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
  • 26
    We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
  • 27
    "I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend: the city of the Men of Numenor; and I would have her loved for her memory, her ancientry, her beauty, and her present wisdom. Not feared, save as men may fear the dignity of a man, old and wise."
  • 28
    Men have two major organs, the brain and the penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.
  • 29
    The best is the enemy of the good.
  • 30
    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

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