A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words
A Madagascar Hissing Roach chasing Jerry Lewis. That would be a really
A pig can learn more tricks than a dog, but has too much sense to want
to do it.
A technique is a trick that works.
Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is
a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a
History is after all only a pack of tricks we play on the dead.
-Voltaire (François Marie Arouet)
If you know what's happening in the research labs, it isn't all that
great a trick to predict what's coming.
In Japan, employees occasionally work themselves to death. It's called
Karoshi. I don't want that to happen to anybody in my department. The
trick is to take a break as soon as you see a bright light and hear dead
Love is a trick played on us by the forces of evolution.
Love is only the dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the
-W. Somerset Maugham
One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.
Oratory is just like prostitution: you must have little tricks.
See that you do not use the trick of prayer to cover up what you know
you ought to do.
Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic
trick of human existence.
Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never
learn the trade.
The main result of feminism has been the Dutch Treat.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
The trick is not how much pain you can feel but how much joy. Any idiot
can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to
live, excuses, excuses excuses... The only pain you feel is for all the
useless pain you felt, all the times you didn't do something because of
cowardice or fear, all the times you let bastards and the kibitzers and
the fear shrinkers hold you back. Watch out for the death people, do you
see what I mean? They're the ones to avoid.
The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
The trick is to stop thinking of it as 'your' money. (On dealing with
The trick of management is finding people with the right demons.
The trick of wearing mink is to look as though you were wearing a cloth
coat. The trick of wearing a cloth coat is to look as though you are
There is only one object on earth that frightens me: a physicist working
on a new trick.
There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to
recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over- and to let
go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government
working for you.
There's only one trick in software, and that is using a piece of
software that's already been written. (1989)
Trickery is what humans are all about. They're so keen on tricking one
another all the time that they elect governments to do it for them.
Turning tricks for money isn't enough; you also have to know Word and
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing
how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
What magical trick makes us intelligent? The trick is that there is no
trick. The power of intelligence stems from our vast diversity, not from
any single, perfect principle.
Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar. Never spread it about
You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.
You know, that might be the answer- to act boastfully about something we
ought to be ashamed of. That's a trick that never seems to fail.
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