Fran Lebowitz Quotes

58 Fran Lebowitz quotes:

"Polite conversation is rarely either."
"Humility is no substitute for a good personality."
"Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football."
"Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying."
"If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words."
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"Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met."
"You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do."
"My favorite animal is steak."
"I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not."
"Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable."
"Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk."
"Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching."
"To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel."
"My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them."
"Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra."
"I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult."
"Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky."
"In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra."
"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."
"Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try."

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