Source: A Walk on the Wild Side
„Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.“
In jail, Cross-Country Kline to Dove Linkhorn.
Source: A Walk on the Wild Side (1956)
Context: But blow wise to this, buddy, blow wise to this: Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own. Never let nobody talk you into shaking another man's jolt. And never you cop another man's plea. I've tried 'em all and I know. They don't work. / Life is hard by the yard, son. But you don't have to do it by the yard. By the inch it's a cinch. And money can't buy everything. For example: poverty.
„Old folks called the winter a harbinger of worse to come. But old folks always see today’s weather as more harsh than that of yore. Or milder. Never, never the same.“
Source: The White Rose (1985), Chapter 8, “The Barrowland” (p. 482)
„"Oh, son, I wish you hadn’t become a scenario writer!" she sniffled.
"Aw, now, Moms," I comforted her, "it’s no worse than playing the piano in a call house."“
— S.J. Perelman American humorist, author, and screenwriter 1904 - 1979
"Strictly from Hunger", The Most of S. J. Perelman (1992) p. 45
— Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
— Helen Mirren British actress 1945
Of nudity on stage, as quoted in The Guardian (31 December 1994)
„I'd rather be called a boy and play with paper air-planes than be called a man and play with a girl's heart.“
— Niall Horan Irish singer and songwriter 1993
Dare to Dream by One Direction, https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422638.Niall_Horan
— Robert Patrick (playwright) Playwright, poet, lyricist, short story writer, novelist 1937
Untold Decades: Seven Comedies of Gay Romance (1988)
Context: I tried to make up by offering to be a subject for any cute tricks that science might want to try. And [the doctor] said, "Mr. Wood, we cannot use you as an experimental animal," and I tod him, "Doc, I’m an effeminate queer, I’ve never been used as anything else!"
„When God calls a man or woman, what they will eat, what they will use and everything they need for their journey will be provided abundantly by God.“
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
On tithing - "TB Joshua Returns Elderly Woman's Half-A-Million Naira Tithe" http://www.premiumtimesng.com/letter-to-the-editor/176233-t-b-joshua-returns-elderly-womans-half-a-million-naira-tithe176233.html Premium Times, Nigeria (February 4 2015)
„On the infrequent occasions when I have been called upon in a formal place to play the bongo drums, the introducer never seems to find it necessary to mention that I also do theoretical physics.“
statement after an introduction mentioning that he played bongo drums; Messenger Lectures at Cornell University, p. 13
The Character of Physical Law (1965)
— Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983
— Thomas Lansing Masson American journalist 1866 - 1934
Source: Arbutus Yearbook, Indiana University., 1912, p. 249; Quoted in: Ralph Louis Woods (1967) The modern handbook of humor. p. 277.
— Patti Smith American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist 1946