Best Quotes by Leo Rosten (Top 10)

  1. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.
  2. I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
  3. Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
  4. Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
  5. The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
  6. We see things as we are, not as they are.
  7. Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
  8. If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it.
  9. A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
  10. Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts.

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