78 Total Quotes

Christopher Morley Quotes

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature
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#Blame

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
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#American Author #Books And Reading

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
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All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
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There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning.
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Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
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#American Author #Awareness

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
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The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
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#American Author #Enemies

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
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#Beauty

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
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Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
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Fifty percent of the world are women, yet they always seem a novelty
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#Novelty

I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
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#American Author #Ask

Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.
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#American Author #Commodity

When you give someone a book, you don’t give him just paper, ink, and glue. You give him the possibility of a whole new life.
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#Books And Reading

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too.
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Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
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#American Author #Dancing

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
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#American Author #Books And Reading #Pearls of Wisdom #Thoughts And Thinking

Poetry, men attain By subtler pain More flagrant in the brain - An honesty unfeigned, A heart unchained, A madness well restrained
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#Heart

There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
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Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms, where it's usually too late?
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