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Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."
- Steven Wright
My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more. - Walter Matthau
It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. - Woody Allen
A lot of people become pessimists from financing optimists."
- CT Jones
oToday's payslip has more deductions than a Sherlock Holmes novel. - Raymond Cvikota
I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her."
- Rodney Dangerfield
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. - Robert Byrne
A woman went to a plastic surgeon and asked him to make her like Bo Derek. He gave her a labotomy. - Joan Rivers
If there is no Hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretences. - William Sunday
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
- Samuel Goldwyn
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell me the truth--even if it costs him his job. - Samuel Goldwyn
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons. - Douglas Adams
I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't. - Patrick Murray
I'm the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern. - Mickey Rooney
The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with. - Marty Feldman
When a man steals your wife there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. - Sacha Guitry
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God?"
- George Deacon.
I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife. - Tony Curtis
A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. - Howard Scott
I'm so unlucky that if I was to fall into a barrel of nipples I'd come out sucking my thumb. - Freddie Starr
I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper. - Emo Philips
In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker."
- Woody Allen
My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping. - Rita Rudner
Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60." - Gore Vidal
An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint. - Ben Shahn
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. - Woody Allen