Epigram Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“I like men who have a future and women who have a past.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”
Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, and Selected Critical Prose

Oscar Wilde
“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde
“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde
“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”
Oscar Wilde

George Harrison
“Show me that I m everywhere and get me home for tea.”
George Harrison

Frank Herbert
“Knowing where the trap is—that's the first step in evading it.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

James S.A. Corey
“Once is never. Twice is always.”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Frank Herbert
“Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Oscar Wilde
“Women treat us [men] like humanity treats gods – they worship us and keep bothering us to do something.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Stephen King
“A broken spoon may become a fork.”
Stephen King, Everything's Eventual

“The Athenians, front-fighters of the Greeks, at Marathon destroyed the power of the gold-bearing Medes.”
Simonides

William S. Burroughs
“It is more profitable to give wages than to receive them.”
William S. Burroughs, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script

“terra, gravis fueris: non fuit illa tibi
earth, lie lightly on her: she lay lightly on you”
Martial, Epigrammata Selecta: Select Epigrams from Martial: Grammar School Classics

“BEFORE HARMONY, HAPPINESSTENDS TO BE OUR QUEST.”
A.R. Raazol, Intrinsic Awareness: of Reason and Passion

Neel Burton
“The best books are those that tell you what you already know, but didn't know that you knew.”
Neel Burton

Jane Austen
“But she sat down, resolving within herself to draw no limits in future to the impudence of an impudent man.”
Jane Austen

Neel Burton
“Perhaps the only difference between the comedian, the psychologist, and the philosopher is that you can’t pretend to be a comedian.”
Neel Burton

Neel Burton
“Drinking wine is like using magic: there's always a price to pay.”
Neel Burton, The Concise Guide to Wine and Blind Tasting, third edition

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