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Christopher Morley Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Success

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

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

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

 

New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
- Christopher Morley

Man, an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
- Christopher Morley

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant.
All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
- Christopher Morley

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The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock.
- Christopher Morley

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

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

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.
- Christopher Morley

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
- Christopher Morley

Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.
- Christopher Morley

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
- Christopher Morley

A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
- Christopher Morley

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing,
perhaps it isn't so.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit;
perhaps it is larger than ours is,
for it can take in almost anything without effort.
- Christopher Morley

Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms,
where it's usually too late?
- Christopher Morley

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
- Christopher Morley

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
- Christopher Morley

The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical
equipment moves so much faster,
that we are thinking faster, too.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

Only the sinner has the right to preach.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

All students can learn.
- Christopher Morley

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

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious;
he learned the habit from Nature.
- Christopher Morley

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

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
- Christopher Morley

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

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

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

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.
- Christopher Morley

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


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