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Christopher Morley
May 5, 1890 - March 28, 1957
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.


There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.


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.


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.


The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.


We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort.


Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.


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.


In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.


A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.


People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too.


There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.


Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.


Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.


Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.


Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.


Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.


There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.


New York, the nation's thyroid gland.


If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.


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