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Fifty percent of the world are women, yet they always seem a novelty. Christopher Morley
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It will be a shock to men when they realize that thoughts that were fast enough for today are not fast enough for tomorrow. But thinking tomorrow's thoughts today is one kind of future life. Christopher Morley
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Happiness is surely the best teacher of good manners: only the unhappy are churlish in deportment. Christopher Morley
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The man who never in his life Has washed the dishes with his wife Or polished up the silver plate - He still is largely celibate. Christopher Morley
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I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled and didn't seem to matter. Christopher Morley
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Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries. Christopher Morley
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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. Christopher Morley
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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. Christopher Morley
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Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms, where it's usually too late? Christopher Morley
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There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love. Christopher Morley
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Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives. Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world-the brains of men. Christopher Morley
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Success: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. Christopher Morley
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My prayer is that what we have gone through [World War One] will startle the world into some new realization of the sanctity of life, animal as well as human. Christopher Morley
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Friendships do not grow up in any carefully tended and contemplated fashion.... They begin haphazard. Christopher Morley
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Beware of the conversationalist who adds "in other words." He is merely starting afresh. Christopher Morley
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No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as a dog does. Christopher Morley
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Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have. Christopher Morley
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It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. Christopher Morley
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There is an innate decorum in man, and it is not fair to thrust Truth upon people when they don't expect it. Only the very generous are ready for Truth impromptu. Christopher Morley
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I wish there could be an international peace conference of booksellers, for (you will smile at this) my own conviction is that the future happiness of the world depends in no small measure on them and on the librarians. Christopher Morley
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There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning. Christopher Morley
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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. Christopher Morley
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The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking. Christopher Morley
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If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so. Christopher Morley
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The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came. Christopher Morley
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When Abraham Lincoln was murdered The thing that interested Matthew Arnold Was that the assassin Shouted in Latin As he leapt on the stage. This convinced Matthew There was still hope for America. Christopher Morley
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Truth is the strong compost in which beauty may sometimes germinate. Christopher Morley
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Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a 'good' book. A book is 'good' only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error. Christopher Morley
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The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. Christopher Morley
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New York, the nation's thyroid gland. Christopher Morley
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Any man worth his salt has by the time he is forty-five accumulated a crown of thorns, and the problem is to learn to wear it over one ear. Christopher Morley
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There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest Christopher Morley
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When Abraham Lincoln was murdered The one thing that interested Matthew Arnold Was that the assassin shouted in Latin As he lept on the stage This convinced Matthew There was still hope for America. Christopher Morley
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The greatest poem ever known Is one all poets have outgrown: The poetry, innate, untold, Of being only four years old. Christopher Morley
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By the time the youngest children have learned to keep the house tidy, the oldest grandchildren are on hand to tear it to pieces. Christopher Morley
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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 be always part of unanimity. Christopher Morley
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Man is unconquerable because he can make even his helplessness so entertaining. His motto seems to be "Even though He slay me, yet will I make fun of Him! Christopher Morley
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There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen. Christopher Morley
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No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention. Christopher Morley
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It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature. Christopher Morley
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God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days. Christopher Morley
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Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump. Christopher Morley
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The everlasting lure of round-the-corner, how fascinating it is. Christopher Morley
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Heaven is not built of country seats But little queer suburban streets. Christopher Morley
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If you have to keep reminding yourself of something, perhaps it isn't so. Christopher Morley
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If we all discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them. Christopher Morley
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Everybody thinks of others as being excessively human, with all the frailties and crotchets appertaining to that curious condition. But each of us also seems to regard himself as existing on a detached plane of observation, exempt (save in moments of avid crisis) from the strange whims of humanity en masse. Christopher Morley
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Continually one faces the horrible matter of making decisions. The solution is, as far as possible, to avoid conscious rational decisions and choices; simply to do what you find yourself doing; to float in the great current of life with as little friction as possible; to allow things to settle themselves, as indeed they do with the most infallible certainty. Christopher Morley
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Perhaps this is an age when men think bravely of the human spirit; for surely they have a strange lust to lay it bare. Christopher Morley
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One of the penalties of being a human being is other human beings. Christopher Morley
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There is only one success... to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it. Christopher Morley
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Poetry comes with anger, hunger and dismay; it does not often visit groups of citizens sitting down to be literary together, and would appal them if it did. Christopher Morley
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No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention. Christopher Morley
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There is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book. Christopher Morley
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The world has been printing books for 450 years, and yet gunpowder still has a wider circulation. Never mind! Printer's ink is the greater explosive: it will win. Christopher Morley
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The human mind appears suddenly and inexplicably out of some unknown and unimaginable void. It passes half its known life in the mental chaos of sleep. Even when awake it is a victim of its own ill-adjustment, of disease, of age, of external suggestion, of nature's compulsions; it doubts its own sensations and trusts only in instruments and averages. Christopher Morley
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Mr. Gilbert had the earnest mania for self-improvement which has blighted the lives of so many young men. Christopher Morley
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High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead. Christopher Morley
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Act like you expect to get into the end zone. Christopher Morley
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The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. Christopher Morley
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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. Christopher Morley
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Only the sinner has the right to preach. Christopher Morley
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Man makes a great fuss about this planet which is only a ballbearing in the hub of the universe. Christopher Morley
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Informal is what women always say they're going to be and never are. Christopher Morley
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Truth is what every man sees lurking at the bottom of his own soul, like the oyster shell housewives put in the kitchen kettle to collect the lime from the water. By and by each man's iridescent oyster shell of Truth becomes coated with the lime of prejudice and hearsay. Christopher Morley
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Philadelphia was the first city to foresee the advantages of a Federal constitution and oatmeal as a breakfast food. Christopher Morley
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Truth, like milk, arrives in the dark But even so, wise dogs don't bark. Only mongrels make it hard For the milkman to come up the yard. Christopher Morley
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One of the most valuable philosophical features of journalism is that it realizes that truth is not a solid but a fluid. Christopher Morley
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In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. Christopher Morley
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A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life. Christopher Morley
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