English Author Quotes


549 English Author quotes:



"In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock, in other words films that I would consider still some of the finest products to come out of Australia. I think that our quality now is less than it was then."
"Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
"Never trust any complicated cocktail that remainds perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds."
"Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong."
"Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is: 'Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?'"
"This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic."
"Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree."
"Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up."
"Sooner or later we're all someone's dog."
"Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces."
"A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces."
"A husband is very much like a house or a horse."
"A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit."
"A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife."
"An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do."
"And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman."
"I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty."
"It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement."
"It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually."
"Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable."


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