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Christopher Morley quotes

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.

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.

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.

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.

There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.

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.

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.

A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.

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.

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.