Henry Ward Beecher
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.
Dullness won’t sell your product, but neither will irrelevant brilliance.
If you can laugh at it, you can live with it.
Edward de Bono
It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions; humor is involved in changing them.
Life abounds in comedy if you just look around.
I learned that when I made people laugh, they liked me. This is a lesson I’ll never forget.
Words fascinate me. They always have. For me, browsing in a dictionary is like being turned loose in a bank.
I not only use all the brains I have, I use all the brains I can borrow.
J. W. Eagan
Never judge a book by its movie.
Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time.
Joseph R. Garber
Characters conversing in his novel Whirlwind:
“While we were talking, a thought crossed my mind.”
If I look confused, it’s because I’m thinking.
Money to a writer is time to write.
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
I have the world’s best job. I get paid to hang out in my imagination all day.
I never met-a-phor I didn’t like.
G. C. Lichtenberg
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
H. L. Mencken
All Shakespeare did was to string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
A thing is funny when — in some way that is not actually offensive or frightening — it upsets the established order. Every joke is a tiny revolution.
Keep in mind that you’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, please paint me the Gettysburg Address.
The world is not made up of atoms, it’s made up of stories.
Man does not live by words alone, but he sometimes has to eat them.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I have six honest servants; they’ve taught me all I know. Their names are what, why, and who, and when and where and how.
Someone’s boring me. I think it’s me.
What’s another word for thesaurus?
Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there.