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Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

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

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

 

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

I know that I'm very lucky to be alive.
For 35 or 40 years I've spilt my blood and broke my
bones and spent years in hospitals.
- Evel Knievel

My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah,
my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.
- Rodney Dangerfield

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It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman
and my lyric pad and started writing.
- Lou Gramm

Horses pretty much broke as a record in England.
- Patti Smith

I've always thought if it's not broke,
why fix it?
- Tim Hardaway

I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues,
the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars,
and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job.
- Nolan Ryan

If my father's business hadn't gone broke,
I'd be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now.
What an awful thought!
- Cesar Romero

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye,
ear and imagination - everything which can charm and
bewitch the simple and ignorant.
I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams

I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments.
- John Phillips Marquand

I broke my nose in gym when a ball hit me.
I took a girl to her debutante ball the next week wearing a tux and a big,
honking bandage.
Not the romantic night she had in mind.
- Wentworth Miller

When I said I didn't have a cent, I didn't.
I used to get annoyed with people who said they were
broke when they had five dollars.
- Paul Lynde

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune.
A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that,
but they are broke.
- Mike Tyson

World War I broke out largely because of an arms race,
and World War II because of the lack of an arms race.
- Herman Kahn

Well I think they broke the mould when they made me
and being humble is one of my great assets.
- Larry Hagman

Normal people...
believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Engineers believe that if it ain't broke,
it doesn't have enough features yet.
- Scott Adams

The amazing thing is that I'm sane.
I'm not bitter.
I'm not drugged out.
I'm not broke.
I'm still married to the same guy.
My children don't hate me.
- Brenda Lee

I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this,
I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born,
my first child, it felt like my heart broke.
- Tea Leoni

I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square.
I was broke, but I was happy.
- Jennifer Garner

I broke down on Thursday, Nov.
3, and told Sheriff Howard Wells the truth.
It wasn't easy, but after the truth was out,
I felt like the world was lifted off my shoulders.
- Susan Smith

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

It was sort of good it happened because it broke the ice with everyone.
- Dannii Minogue

We loved Andy, so we wanted to keep him.
He was in both bands, but Nerve Agents broke up.
- Brody Armstrong

The frontiers we broke into in the '60s are still largely unexplored.
- Ken Kesey

Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with
the United States military and the CIA.
- Ed Markey

If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well
be with actors as anyone else.
They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better.
- Peter Finch

They all hope I will go broke and I wouldn't like to cause them displeasure.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke,
and then see who shows up for the funeral.
- Gregory Nunn

Last good pratfall I did, I broke bones in both hands.
I still feel it when people shake my hand.
- Chevy Chase

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes,
but don't try selling sunshine and light -
you'll go broke.
- Chuck Jones

It just broke my heart, and I had to get away from it.
I love them to death, but they know how bad it got.
It's not their fault, but I couldn't do that any longer.
- Brian Welch

Twice a week I would receive injections or IV's of
Factor VIII which clotted the blood and then broke it down.
- Ryan White

Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play,
Democrats go for broke.
- Arthur Ashe

Things were so bad we ate rabbits that neighbours had
run over and gave to us because they knew we were broke.
- Al Purdy

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

We changed our image.
At least when we ran out on the field or broke the huddle,
we would look like winners.
- Hayden Fry

Nature made him, and then broke the mold.
- Ludovico Ariosto

My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo.
He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14,
and they amputated it.
- Roald Dahl

Most of the groups I worked with 30 years ago are either dead or dead broke.
And it's a shame.
- Ronnie Spector

I was in Liverpool city center and I thought I broke one of my toes,
just by jumping on buses.
I put my arm in the door on the outside,
and the bus just drives away with me naked.
- Mark Roberts

Miles Davis had me play and he hired me the following week and after that,
everything broke wide open.
- Miroslav Vitous

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

This is a big deal.
My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those
young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu
in the absence of a plan.
It broke our heart.
- Dick Armey

I was just in the middle of singing a song about how
broke we were and now my cell phone rings.
- Joel Madden

You may be surprised to discover you're rich,
especially if you're broke.
- P. J. O'Rourke

We had our first earthquake over here recently.
That was a bizarre feeling.
I just became disoriented and I remember my dad freaking out.
Nothing broke or anything.
- Ashley Scott

In between, I go broke because I seem to do movies
where you're not paid a lot as an actor.
- Sean Penn

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore
because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his,
like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
- Sid Vicious

We never got anything out of the recordings.
I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I didn't even remember it because it kind of came up,
and then a week later it said I broke up with him.
- Rosario Dawson

Music I heard with you was more than music,
and bread I broke with you was more than bread.
Now that I am without you, all is desolate;
all that was once so beautiful is dead.
- Conrad Aiken

I've always found it very sanitary to be broke.
- Orson Welles

Being broke is a temporary situation.
Being poor is a state of mind.
- Mike Todd

The president's claim that Social Security is going
broke is misleading at best.
The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt
that the system needs to be strengthened.
- Grace Napolitano

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
- Alan Paton

As they marched, the crowds lining the route broke into applause,
a sweet and deeply felt spontaneous pattering that
was a sort of communal embrace.
Welcome home.
- Lance Morrow

I broke up the band in the office in Gerrard Street.
- Georgie Fame

But the funny thing is, I broke my finger not on set doing kung fu.
I broke my finger when I fell down the stairs prior to going on set.
- Jaime King

I was the worst hitter ever.
I never even broke a bat until last year when I was
backing out of the garage.
- Lefty Gomez

Why not pool your resources? And so we broke into the
concept of the sacredness of private property.
- Barbara Castle

Then when Gladys Knight came in to do my songs that
was the straw that broke the camel's back.
- Brenda Holloway

As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three,
I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into
the business at the age of four as a singer.
- Mel Torme

Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding.
I actually broke a rib during that scene.
And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging,
just breathing and laughing.
- Guy Pearce

The hardest part was when I was in high school not
having a job and always being broke.
I had to get to auditions without a car.
I either took the bus or walked.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Those days if you drove cross country and you broke
down on the side of the road,
and the sign says 200 miles to the next gas station,
you knew you were so screwed.
- Rob Zombie

I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends.
- Ronnie Montrose

I was supposed to be on the Tonight Show but I broke my shoulder instead.
- Rip Taylor


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