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From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. 'After dinner, the men moved into the living room'. I explained to the professor that this was Ross's way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth.

By: shekhar # 1
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It's a naïve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.

By: Mohit Rana # 9
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From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing.

By: Neha Dhupia # 11
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Early to rise and early to bedMakes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.

By: shekhar # 1
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The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.

By: Ambreen Dhiman # 21
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My drawings have been described as pre-internationalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.

By: Amit Rank # 32
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A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.

By: Amit Rank # 32
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Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style? and avoid How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?

By: Amit Rank # 32
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From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. After dinner, the men moved into the living room. I explained to the professor that this was Rose' way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth.

By: Amit Kher # 20
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One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, co-operation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs. He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.

By: Amit Kher # 20
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There are two kinds of light--the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

By: Amit Kher # 28
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A lady of forty-seven who had been married twenty-seven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: 'Love is what you've been through with somebody.'.

By: Amit Kher # 26
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In an extensive reading of recent books by psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and inspirationalists, I have discovered that they all suffer from one or more of these expression-complexes: italicizing, capitalizing, exclamation-pointing, multiple-interrogating, and itemizing. These are all forms of what the psychos themselves would call, if they faced their condition frankly, Rhetorical-Over-Compensation.

By: Amit Kher # 27
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Every man is occasionally visited by the suspicion that the planet on which he is riding is not really going anywhere; that the Force which controls its measured eccentricities hasn't got anything special in mind. If he broods on this somber theme long enough he gets the doleful idea that the laughing children on a merry-go-round or the thin, fine hands of a lady's watch are revolving more purposely than he is.

By: Amit Kher # 27
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Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed -- but never the husband).

By: Amit Kher # 24
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If a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps.

By: Dr. Reddy Labs # 34
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When all things are equal, translucence in writing is more effective than transparency, just as glow is more revealing than glare.

By: Dr. Reddy Labs # 34
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Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of months and years.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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I always begin at the left with the opening word of the sentence and read toward the right and I recommend this method.

By: Amit Kher # 26
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Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.

By: Amit Kher # 24
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While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.

By: Amit Kher # 24
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