Brains Quotes

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P.G. Wodehouse
“And she's got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Mostly Sally

Woodrow Wilson
“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.”
Woodrow Wilson

Rick Riordan
“Atlantis?' Jason asked.
'That's a myth,' Percy said.
'Uh...don't we deal in myths?'
'No, I mean it's a MADE-UP myth. Not like, an actual true myth.'

'So this is why Annabeth is the brains of the operation, huh?”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

John Green
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

Jay Kristoff
“Beauty you're born with, but brains you earn.”
Jay Kristoff, Nevernight

J. Cornell Michel
“I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Oscar Wilde
“The ugly and stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat. They live as we all should live-- undisturbed, indifferent, and without disquiet. They never bring ruin upon others, nor ever receive it from alien hands. Your rank and wealth, Henry; my brains, such as they are-- my art, whatever it may be worth; Dorian Gray's good looks-- we shall all suffer for what the gods have given us, suffer terribly.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

L. Frank Baum
“A baby has brains, but it doesn't know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Bohumil Hrabal
“No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your underwear and run and beat the author's brains out.”
Bohumil Hrabal, Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age

Holly Black
“This is the part in the movie where that guy says, "Zombies? What zombies?" just before they eat his brains. I don't want to be that guy.”
Holly Black, Kin

Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī
“The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains.”
Al-Maʿarri

Bram Stoker
“She has man's brain--a brain that a man should have were he much gifted--and woman's heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Richard Baxter
“Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow.”
Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor

Anthony Horowitz
“Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us.”
Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk

P.G. Wodehouse
“I mean to say, I know perfectly well that I've got, roughly speaking, half the amount of brain a normal bloke ought to possess. And when a girl comes along who has about twice the regular allowance, she too often makes a bee line for me with the love light in her eyes. I don't know how to account for it, but it is so."

"It may be Nature's provision for maintaining the balance of the species, sir.”
Wodehouse

L. Frank Baum
“Can't you give me brains?" asked the Scarecrow.
"You don't need them. You are learning something every day. A baby has brains, but it doesn't know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

A.A. Milne
“Pooh hasn't much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right. There's Owl. Owl hasn't exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things. He would know the Right Thing to Do when Surrounded by Water. There's Rabbit. He hasn't Learnt in Books, but he can always Think of a Clever Plan. There's Kanga. She isn't Clever, Kanga isn't, but she would be so anxious about Roo that she would do a Good Thing to Do without thinking about it. And then there's Eeyore. And Eeyore is so miserable anyhow that he wouldn't mind about this.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“If happiness is a hardwired obsession in our brains, one should first and foremost learn to foster an upright quest for unvarnished wellbeing and above all not give in to vain temptations of displaying counterfeit contentment and fake smiling. (Digging for white gold »)”
Erik Pevernagie

“When the time has come to confront the hard truth, we may have to rewire our brains to ensure the healing from subversive mental barbs of aching incidents. ("Lost dreams")”
Erik Pevernagie

“Postmen have a legendary aura. A ring at the doorbell may inflame a sense of expectation, suspense, secrecy, hazard or even intrigue. Ringing twice may imply a warning that trouble is on the way or an appeal to make the coast clear. Not all mailmen, though, will ring twice and await an eye-catching Lana Turner, whom they can whisper: "With my brains and your looks, we could go places.” ("The postman always rings twice")”
Erik Pevernagie

Megan McDonald
“I love jell-o. I love the way it comes in rainbow colours, wiggles and jiggles and looks like brains.”
Megan McDonald , The Sisters Club

Robert G. Ingersoll
“I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart — the best brain.”
Robert Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. IX

Rusty Fischer
“You know, surprisingly, they don't sell a lot of brains in the local 24-hour grocery store around the corner from my house.”
Rusty Fischer, Zombies Don't Cry

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“What made marriage so difficult back then was yet again that instigator of so many other sorts of heartbreak: the oversize brain.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Galápagos

Laurence Sterne
“If death, said my father, reasoning with himself, is nothing but the separation of the soul from the body;--and if it is true that people can walk about and do their business without brains,--then certes the soul does not inhabit there.”
Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Virginia Woolf
“I feel my brains, like a pear, to see if it's ripe; it will be exquisite by September.”
Virginia Woolf

Rusty Fischer
“The website didn't say how much brains--or even how many--I should eat, only that I should eat them in 48 hours OR ELSE. Why doesn't anyone pay attention to details anymore? Would it be so hard to add a simple line like, BTW, Maddy, 3 pounds of brains per week is plenty?
Seriously, am I the first new zombie ever to ask?”
Rusty Fischer, Zombies Don't Cry

Sylvia Boorstein
“The mind is like tofu. It tastes like whatever you marinate it in.”
Sylvia Boorstein

Francine Pascal
“She needed to get out of there. Her brains, thankfully, were still safely in her skull, but her emotions were splattered on the pavement.”
Francine Pascal, Sam

Kate DiCamillo
“Not much goes on in the mind of a squirrel.

Huge portions of what is loosely termed "the squirrel brain" are given over to one thought: food.

The average squirrel cogitation goes something like this: I wonder what there is to eat.”
Kate DiCamillo, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

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