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I've never been to jail. I've never been arrested. I've never been locked up.


Samuel L. Jackson

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I've never been derogatory towards taxi drivers.
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I've never been very flashy or high-profile.
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To be at all is to be religious more or less
SAMUEL BUTLER
One who is proud of ancestry is like a turnip; there is nothing good of him but that which is underg...
SAMUEL BUTLER
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
SAMUEL BUTLER
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
SAMUEL BUTLER
I find my wife hath something in her gizzard, that only waits an opportunity of being provoked to...
SAMUEL PEPYS
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Without economy none can be rich, and with it few will be poor.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
A man would rather have a hundred lies told of him than one truth which he does not wish should be k...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Fanatical religion driven to a certain point is almost as bad as none at all, but not quite.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
I wish there were some cure, like the lover's leap, for all heads of which some single idea has obt...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in t...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them thei...
SAMUEL GOLDWYN
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
SAMUEL GOLDWYN
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
SAMUEL SMILES
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attai...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature y...
SAMUEL BECKETT
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
SAMUEL BECKETT
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
SAMUEL BECKETT
I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.
SAMUEL GOLDWYN
It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.
HERBERT SAMUEL
There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
SAMUEL JOHNSON