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The Others
Special Collections #17-20


#17: GAME PLAY
(24 quotes)

To play it safe is not to play. —Robert Altman

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.
—Eric Berne

If a man watches three football games in a row,
he should be declared legally dead.
—Erma Bombeck

Play is the exultation of the possible. —Martin Buber

Tennis is Ping-Pong played while standing on the table. —George Carlin

I regard golf as a very expensive way of playing marbles. —G.K. Chesterton

I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out.
—Rodney Dangerfield

All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy. —Maria Edgeworth

I can’t believe that God plays dice with the universe. —Albert Einstein

My work is a game, a very serious game. —M.C. Escher

Love is a game that two can play and both win. —Eva Gabor

Divorce is a game played by lawyers. —Cary Grant

Baseball is the only game you can see on the radio. —Phil Hersh

One of the first things a bridge player learns is to take it on the shin.
—Kay Ingram

The main thing is to care. Care very hard,
even if it is only a game you are playing.
—Billie Jean King

Chess – the most elegant, mysterious and merciless of games. —Fritz Leiber

It is in games that many men discover their paradise. —Robert Lynd

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. —Friedrich Nietzsche

The addicts to computer games are afflicted with rapture of the beep.
—Jack M. Nilles

In our play we reveal what kind of people we are. —Ovid

In the world of play, magic and alchemy are still possible. —Olivia Parker

For children play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood.
—Fred Rogers

The game women play is men. —Adam Smith

Men play the game; women know the score. —Roger Woddis

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#18: THAT DARN CAT
(18 quotes)

Passion for place – there is no greater urge in feline nature. —Paul Annixter

The cat is, above all things, a dramatist. —Margaret Bensen

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives. —Randy Builder

My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her. —Colette

So it is, and such is life. The cat’s away, and the mice they play. —Charles Dickens

A cat, I realize, cannot be everyone’s cup of fur. —Joseph Epstein

Kittens can happen to anyone. —Paul Gallico

Cats are admirably designed to be curious. —Eric Gurney

If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoors to laugh. —Patricia Hitchcock

The tail in cats is the principal organ of emotional expression. —Aldous Huxley

Meow is like “aloha” – it can mean anything. —Hank Ketchum

Cats are living adornments. —Edwin Lent

The cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. —H.P. Lovecraft

You can’t look at a sleeping cat and be tense. —Jane Pauley

Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. —Sir Walter Scott

What stroke do cats use when they swim? The dog paddle. —David Taylor

Cleanliness in the cat world is a virtue put above godliness. —Carl van Vechten

The phrase “domestic cat” is an oxymoron. —George F. Will

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#19: SOMETHING WICKED
(13 quotes)

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. —Edward Abbey

Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope. —William Hazlitt

What is horror? It is a matter of taste – and I don’t mean the blood. —Alfred Hitchcock

New York City sings like an angel with a hangover. —Brian Holguin

The most deadly thing about cocaine is that it separates you from your soul. —Quincy Jones

I have the heart of a small boy – and I keep it in a jar on my desk. —Stephen King

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. —John Lahr

Obviously crime pays, or there’d be no crime. —G. Gordon Liddy

The world is going to hell in a nonbiodegradable plastic handbasket. —Alison Lurie

The natural state of 20th-century man is anxiety. —Norman Mailer

Politics offers yesterday’s answers to today’s problems. —Marshall McLuhan

Television is the instrument of the death of our times. —Jack Nicholson

Everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon. —Roger Waters

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#20: SAY WHAT?
(24 quotes)

If we weren’t all crazy, we’d all go insane. —Jimmy Buffett

All generalizations are false, including this one. —Alexander Chase

I do not take drugs – I
am drugs. —Salvador Dali

Astrology is Taurus. —F.W. Dedering

Is that a beard, or are you eating a muskrat? —Dr. Gonzo

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. —Lisa Grossman

Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer
two fined awl yore mistakes.
—Brendan Hills

Moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday, shunday.
—James Joyce

Our world is merely a practical joke of God. —Franz Kafka

A line is a dot that went for a walk. —Paul Klee

That was Zen. This is Tao. —David Mack

A man without a woman is like a moose without a hatrack. —Arthur Marshall

Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped. —Groucho Marx

If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddely poms. —A.A. Milne

I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time. —Marilyn Monroe

This is to be or actually not two sentences to be,
that is the question, combined.
—David Moser

Dwn wth vwls. —Ruth Ollins

I was the kid next door’s imaginary friend. —Emo Philips

Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony. —Lou Reed

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. —William Safire

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. —Dr. Seuss

I think, therefore Descartes is.
—Saul Steinberg

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. —Gloria Steinem

Losing your mind can be a peak experience. —Jane Wagner

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