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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
George Santayana (1863-1952)

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Robert Benchley (1889-1945)

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if i can remember any of the damn things.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

I really didn't say everything I said.
Yogi Berra (1925-2015)

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

It's better to be quotable than to be honest.
Tom Stoppard (1937- )

Many things which go under my name are badly translated from the German or are invented by other people.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other very well.
Elias Canetti (1905-1994)

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
Robert Benchley (1889-1945)

Thou art a retailer of phrases, and dost deal in remnants of remnants.
William Congreve (1670-1729)

When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple: take it and copy it.
Anatole France (1844-1924)

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