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Published Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 5:38 AM EST
Feb 01 2012

S.J. Perelman, (February 1, 1904 – October 17, 1979):

Fate was dealing from the bottom of the deck.

For years I have let dentists ride roughshod over my teeth; I have been sawed, hacked, chopped, whittled, bewitched, bewildered, tattooed, and signed on again; but this is cuspid's last stand.

I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws.

I loathe writing. On the other hand I'm a great believer in money.

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin- it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.

Philadelphia, a metropolis sometimes known as the City of Brotherly Love, but more accurately as the City of Bleak November Afternoons.

The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he's given the freedom to starve anywhere.

The main obligation is to amuse yourself.

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.

The fact is that all of us have only one personality, and we wring it out like a dishtowel. You are what you are.

To err is human; to forgive, supine.

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.

I loved him like a brothel.

A case of the tail dogging the wag.


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