23 Quotations Found
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,'
for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my
consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota.
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during
algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such
thing as algebra.
Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
My favorite animal is steak.
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.
Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special.
Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.
The opposite of talking isn't listening.
The opposite of talking is waiting.
Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try.
Children ask better questions than adults.
'May I have a cookie?' 'Why is the sky blue?' and
'What does a cow say?' are far more likely to elicit
a cheerful response than 'Where's your manuscript?'
Why haven't you called?' and 'Who's your lawyer?'
Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels
like doing, because I assure you that what he feels
like doing, you won't feel like watching.
Educational television should be absolutely forbidden.
It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when
your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet
do not leap up out of books and dance around with
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious
confections, children tend to be sticky.
I figure you have the same chance of winning the
lottery whether you play or not.
Nature is by and large to be found out of doors,
a location where, it cannot be argued, there are
never enough comfortable chairs.
The telephone is a good way to talk to people without
having to offer them a drink.
Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you
might imagine. You need not supply the world with the
next conqueror of disease or major motion picture star.
If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not
use the word 'collectible' as a noun, you can consider
yourself an unqualified success.