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If hyperspace did not already exist, science fiction writers would have had to invent it
- Peter Oakley

It’s ten o’clock... Do you know where your AI programs are?
- Peter Oakley

Bad law is more likely to be supplemented than repealed.
- Dalin B. Oaks

Law expands in proportion to the resources available for its enforcement.
- Dalin B. Oaks

Social legislation cannot repeal physical laws.
- Dalin B. Oaks

The more campaigning, the better.
- Larry O’Brien

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
- Sean O’Casey

To the Gay Laugh of my Mother at the Gate of the Grave.
- Sean O’Casey

Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem (Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity.)
- William of Occam

If you submit your paper to a second editor, his journal invariably demands an entirely different reference system.
- Maeve O’Conner

Jesus may love you, but I think you’re garbage wrapped in skin.
- Michael O’Donohugh

No matter how many reporters share a cab, and no matter who pays, each puts the full fare on his own expense account.
- Edward P. O’Doyle

Careful planning is the key to safe and swift travel.
- Odysseus

The fact that it works is immaterial.
- L. Ogborn

America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.
- John O’Hara

A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
- O’Henry

Climbing would be a great, truly wonderful thing if it weren’t for all that damn climbing.
- John Ohrenschall

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
- Lane Olinghouse

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
- Olivier

Plaese porrf raed.
- Prof. Michael O’Longhlin, S.U.N.Y. Purchase

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.
- Ken Olson, President, Digital Equipment, 1977

If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

News stories expand and time contracts, meeting inexorably each day twenty minutes after a man is supposed to be home for dinner.
- Ray O’Neil

The news of the day, no matter how trivial or unimportant, always takes up more time than a married man has.
- Ray O’Neil

I am a sociologist, God help me.
- John O’Neill

The Nebraska state motto: ’I dunno. What do you wanna do?’
- Sharon O’Neil

What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.
- Joseph Donohue

Some people imagine that nuclear war will mean instant and painless death. But for millions this will not be the case. The accounts of the injured at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and of the doctors who tried to tend them, witness to the horrors and torments which would be magnified thousands of times over in the kinds of attack we analyse here. . .
- Stan Openshaw - Doomsday

Puritanism...helps us enjoy our misery while we are inflicting it on others.
- Marcel Ophuls

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement, can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting "The Bhagavad Gita", Alamogordo, New Mexico, 1945

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer, speaking of Albert Einstein

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben

For the first time in history, one bag of groceries produces two bags of trash.
- Robert Orben

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
- Robert Orben

I’ve spent a fortune on my kids’ education, and a fortune on their teeth. The difference is, they use their teeth.
- Robert Orben

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
- Robert Orben

Quit worrying about your health. It’ll go away.
- Robert Orben

Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. The expectations are always high, and the results usually disappointing.
- Robert Orben

If all the people in this world in which we live were as selfish as a few of the people in this world in which we live, there would be no world in which to live.
- W. L. Orme

After all, what is your hosts’ purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they’d have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.
- P. J. O’Rourke

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
- P. J. O’Rourke

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
- P. J. O’Rourke

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
- P. J. O’Rourke

How much fame, money, and power does a woman have to achieve on her own before you can punch her in the face?
- P. J. O’Rourke

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
- P. J. O’Rourke

Making fun of born-again christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.
- P. J. O’Rourke

People ask me if I’ve ever been called a Nazi. I answer that no one has ever had dreams of being tied down and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal.
- P. J. O’Rourke

Public display of mourning is no longer made by people of fashion, although some flashier kinds of widows may insist on sleeping with only black men during the first year after the death.
- P. J. O’Rourke

Remember the generational battles twenty years ago? Remember all the screaming at the dinner table about haircuts, getting jobs and the American dream? Well, our parents won. They’re out living the American dream on some damned golf course in Vero Beach, and we’re stuck with the jobs and haircuts.
- P. J. O’Rourke

The Middle Eastern states aren’t nations; they’re quarrels with borders.
- P. J. O’Rourke

Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell (1903-1950), "Politics and the English Language", 1946

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

At age 50, every man has the face he deserves.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

Liberal: a power worshipper without power.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

The high-water mark, so to speak, of Socialist literature is W. H. Auden, a sort of gutless Kipling.
- George Orwell (1903-1950)

Variables won’t, constants aren’t.
- Don Osborn

What you leave at your death, let it be without controversy, else the lawyers will be your heirs.
- Osborne

Did you ever hear Of the frolic fairies dear? They’re a blessed little race, Peeping up in fancy’s face, In the valley, on the hill, By the fountain and the rill; Laughing out between the leaves That the loving summer weaves.
- Mrs. Osgood

Within the oyster’s shell uncouth The purest pearl may hide, Trust me you’ll find a heart of truth Within that rough inside.
- Mrs. Osgood

In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
- Sir William Osler

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treat the patient who has the disease.
- Sir William Osler

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted; musicians denoted; cowboys deranged; models deposed; tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?
- Virginia Ostman

A few years ago, Friday, October 14 was World Standards Day. Or, at least, it was World Standards Day in *some* countries. However, in America, the celebrations were held on October 11th. In Finland, World Standards Day was marked on October 13th. Italy planned a separate conference on standards for October 18th.
- Shakib Otaqui

I am not an actor- I’m a movie star!
- Peter O’Toole in "My Favorite Year"

Typesetters always correct intentional errors, but fail to correct unintentional errors.
- Alan Otten

When a person says that in the interest of saving time, he will summarize a prepared statement, he will talk only three times as long as if he had read the statement in the first place.
- Alan Otten

Ambition is a lust that’s never quenched, grows more inflamed, and madder by enjoyment.
- Otway

Justice is lame as well as blind among us.
- Otway

The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors, is like a potato- the only thing belonging to him is underground.
- Sir T. Overbury

I joy to journey among the stars, high above, to leave the earth and this dull abode, to ride on the clouds and stand on stout Atlas’ shoulders, looking down from afar on men as they wander aimlessly, devoid of any guiding principle, to unroll for them the scroll of fate. . .
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD), "Metamorphoses"

Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase "being born" is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while "dying" means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged.
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD), "Metamorphoses"

Should I not have changed either the day for carrying out my scheme, or the scheme itself-- but preferably only the day?
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD), "Metamorphoses"

Time itself flows on with constant motion, just like a river: for no more than a river can the fleeting hour stand still. As wave is driven on by wave, and, itself pursued, pursues the one before, so the moments of time at once flee and follow, and are ever new.
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD), "Metamorphoses"

Adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit. (Add little to little and there will be a big pile.)
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD)

Alternate rest and labor long endure.
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD)

How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand.
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD)

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD)

Those gifts are ever the most acceptable which the giver has made precious.
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD)

Winged time glides on insensibly, and deceives us; and there is nothing more fleeting than years.
- Ovid (43 BC-18 AD)

My CPU can beat up your CPU with *both* its FPU’s tied behind its MMU!!
- Lamar Owen



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