"The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy."
Oscar Wilde

"If you think you can't then you won't and if you think you can then you will."
Thulani Mkhize

"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
Edgar Degas

"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus."
David Hockney

"Most women's magazines simply try to mould women into bigger and better consumers."
Gloria Steinem

"The paper burns, but the words fly away."
Akiba ben Joseph

"The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing."
Ralph Richardson

"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."
Edmund Burke

"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein."
Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
Dorothy Parker

"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"
Vince Lombardi

"The internet is the world's largest library. It's just that all the books are on the floor."
John Allen Paulos

"Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area."
Nadine Gordimer

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit."
Eric Porterfield

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
Maya Angelou

"Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree."
Ezra Pound

"Never judge a book by its movie."
J.W. Eagan

"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave."
Dale Carnegie

"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain."
Mr Weasly, character in the Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
Kahlil Gibran

"At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other."
Ann Landers

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
Twyla Tharp

"After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world."
Pam Shaw

"Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes."
John LeCarre

"I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn't itch."
Gilda Radner

"No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers."
Marshall McLuhan

"The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial."
Leonard Bernstein

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