Christopher Morley Quotes
A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
All students can learn.
Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes, and I mean to make the best of my chance.
God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.
In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
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May 5, 1890
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