Deus ex machina [A god from the machine]Menander, The Woman Possessed with a Divinity
My fellow Americans I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes. (Comment while testing a microphone before a broadcast 11 Aug 84)Ronald Reagan
Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.Francis Quarles
Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.Rebecca Johnson
Where there is no belief in the soul, there is very little drama . . . . Either one is serious about salvation or one is not. And it is well to realize that the maximum amount of seriousness admits the maximum amount of comedy. Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe.Flannery O'Connor
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.Rita Rudner
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Our ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool.
Young men think old men are fools but old men know young men are fools.