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Christopher Morley, American Author ( May 5, 1890 - March 28, 1957 )

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


Best Sad Water

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


Life Learning Good

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


Beauty Pain Grief

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


Life Success Way

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


Inspirational End You

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


Bicycle Should Always

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


Woman High High Heels

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


Human Human Being Plumbing

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


Never Bear Hardest

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


You Parade Going


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


Life Time Best

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


Thinking People Imagine

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


Wedding Trouble Lock

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


Humor Perspective

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


Nature Man Blame

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


Beauty Heart Man

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


Man Lonely Attention

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


Life Men Language

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


Nation New New York

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


Motivational Shooting Big


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


People Loved Telephone

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


Purpose Thinking Mind

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


Child Small Mind

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


Life Failure Woman

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


Man Training Learn

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


Communication Good Learn