Ben Stein

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact. It is silence which isolates.

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

George Orwell

Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't deal with drugs.

Gustave Flaubert

Be regular and ordinary in your life, like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Dave Barry

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

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