"There is an old custom among my people. When a woman saves a man’s life, he is grateful."
— Nona, the Kanuto witch woman, “A Private Little War”, stardate 4211.8.
"In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel."
— Mark Twain
"The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy"
— Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
"No house is childproofed unless the little darlings are in straitjackets."
"I love dogs, but I hate Chihuahuas. A Chihuahua isn’t a dog. It’s a rat with a thyroid problem."
"Put your Nose to the Grindstone!"
— Amalgamated Plastic Surgeons and Toolmakers, Ltd.
"You ride the bull, senor. You do not fight it."
— eye and he fought the bull. And then he fought me. And when we finished there were no winners, just men doing what men must do. […]
"The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work."
"As you grow older, you will still do foolish things, but you will do them with much more enthusiasm."
— The Cowboy
"… A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity."
— Mark Twain