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If you play with something long enough, you will surely break it.
- Louis Zahner

All dimensions are critical dimensions, otherwise why are they there?
- Russ Zandbergen

Let us start a new religion with one commandment, Enjoy thyself.
- Israel Zanguill (1864-1929)

A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to comprehend his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill (1864-1929)

The fight is what’s important. Doing what is good and right is why we’re here. The end is variable and relative. A person can only do what his heart tells him and break away from the terrible things around him. We do what we can ... and live with the consequences.
- Marc Zanoni

Don’t say yes until I finish talking.
- Darryl F. Zanuck

In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
- Frank Zappa

Kill Ugly Radio
- Frank Zappa

Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
- Frank Zappa

Remember, Information is not knowledge; Knowledge is not Wisdom; Wisdom is not truth; Truth is not beauty; Beauty is not love; Love is not music; Music is the best.
- Frank Zappa

Remember, there’s a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.
- Frank Zappa

Science is moving closer to 
weaponry, and Art is moving 
closer to commercialism. 
And never the twain shall meet.
- Frank Zappa

The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows.
- Frank Zappa

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
- Frank Zappa

If we were the Monkees, we’d be ready by now.
- Frank Zappa, while band is tuning instruments

Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.
- Wallace Sayre

If you choose not to live in a cluster, uh, dorm...
- Jim Zelenka

I want a workstation named asdfjkl, so it’s easy to type the name
- Jim Zelenka

There are too many people, and too few human beings.
- Robert Zend

The loss of liberty in general would soon follow the suppression of the liberty of the press; for it is an essential branch of liberty, so perhaps it is the best preservative of the whole.
- John Peter Zenger

Although written many years ago, Lady Chatterley’s Lover has just been reissued by the Grove Press, and this pictorial account of the day-to-day life of an English gamekeeper is full of considerable interest to outdoor minded readers, as it contains many passages on pheasant-raising, the apprehending of poachers, ways to control vermin, and other chores and duties of the professional gamekeeper. Unfortunately, one is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous material in order to discover and savour those sidelights on the management of a midland shooting estate, and in this reviewer’s opinion the book cannot take the place of J. R. Miller’s ’Practical Gamekeeping.’
- Ed Zern, Field and Stream (Nov. 1959)

Your attitude determines your attitude.
- Zig Ziglar, self-improvement doofus

Regardless of whether a mission expands or contracts, administrative overhead continues to grow at a steady rate.
- Charles J. Zimmerman

In Fame’s temple there is always a niche to be found for rich dunces, importunate scoundrels or successful butchers of the human race.
- Zimmermam

A good name will wear out; a bad one may be turned; a nickname lasts forever.
- Zimmerman

Open your purse and your mouth cautiously; and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great.
- Zimmerman

Put only the restriction on your pleasures- be cautious that they hurt no creature that has life.
- Zimmerman

Take care to be an economist in prosperity; there is no fear of your not being one in adversity.
- Zimmerman

The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie.
- Zimmerman

The patient can oftener do without the doctor, than the doctor without the patient.
- Zimmerman

Was all this bloodshed and deceit - from Columbus to Cortes, Pizarro the Puritans - a necessity for the human race to progress from savagery to civilization? Was Morison right in burying the story of genocide inside a more important story of human progress? Perhaps a persuasive argument can be made - as it was made by Stalin when he killed pesants for industrial progress in the Soviet Union, as it was made by Churchill explaining the bombings of Dresden and Hamburg, and Truman explaining Hiroshima. But how can the judgement be made if the benefits and losses cannot be balanced because the losses are either unmentioned or mentioned quickly?
- Howard Zinn

What I want to do is to make people laugh so that they’ll see things seriously.
- William K. Zinsser

If the prescription’s that small, it means it’s Good Stuff.
- David Zoll

Coward: A man in whom the instinct of self-preservation acts normally.
- Sultana Zoraya

The progress of science is often affected more by the frailties of humans and their institutions than by the limitations of scientific measuring devices. The scientific method is only as effective as the humans using it. It does not automatically lead to progress.
- Steven S. Zumdahl

And thou shalt smite thine enemy even unto the wall, gnashing thy teeth, and he shall grow small in thy mirrors.
- Jeff Zurschmeide

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
- Carl Zwanzig



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