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Everything Is Funny

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

“Everything is funny. As long as it is happening to someone else.”


–Will Rogers

Choosing the Right Path

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads.

One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction.

Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”


—Woody Allen
(from Side Effects, 1980, “My Speech to the Graduates”)

True Humility

Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer

“It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.”


Tom Lehrer (at age 37)

Diplomacy Defined

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”


–Will Rogers

Misapprehension

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett

“To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.”


–Dick Cavett

[photo courtesy of the New York Times Opinion blog; thank you!]

Immortality

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through NOT DYING.”


–Woody Allen

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