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O. Henry quotes: A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows. A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
O. Henry quotes: It was beautiful and simple, as truly great swindles are. It was beautiful and simple, as truly great swindles are.
O. Henry quotes: He seemed to be made of sunshine and blood-red tissue and clear weather. He seemed to be made of sunshine and blood-red tissue and clear weather.
O. Henry quotes: Except in streetcars one should never be unnecessarily rude to a lady. Except in streetcars one should never be unnecessarily rude to a lady.
O. Henry quotes: There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
O. Henry quotes: He had become enveloped in the Indian Summer of the Soul. He had become enveloped in the Indian Summer of the Soul.
O. Henry quotes: When a man begins to be hilarious in a sorrowful way you can bet a million that he is dyeing his hair. When a man begins to be hilarious in a sorrowful way you can bet a million that he is dyeing his hair.
O. Henry quotes: This fair but pitiless city of Manhattan was without a soul ... its inhabitants were manikins moved by wires and springs. This fair but pitiless city of Manhattan was without a soul ... its inhabitants were manikins moved by wires and springs.
O. Henry quotes: Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving! Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
O. Henry quotes: In front the sea was spread, a smiling jailer, but even more incorruptible than the frowning mountains. In front the sea was spread, a smiling jailer, but even more incorruptible than the frowning mountains.
O. Henry quotes: It shall be a duty and a pleasing sport to wander with Momus beneath the tropic stars where Melpomene once stalked austere. It shall be a duty and a pleasing sport to wander with Momus beneath the tropic stars where Melpomene once stalked austere.
O. Henry quotes: All great men have declared that they owe their sucess to the aid and encouragement of some brilliant woman. All great men have declared that they owe their sucess to the aid and encouragement of some brilliant woman.
O. Henry quotes: Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating. Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
O. Henry quotes: Knowledge is a strong stream of water turned on us through a hose. It disturbs our roots Knowledge is a strong stream of water turned on us through a hose. It disturbs our roots
O. Henry quotes: Write what you like; there is no other rule. Write what you like; there is no other rule.
O. Henry quotes: History is bright and fiction dull with homely men who have charmed women. History is bright and fiction dull with homely men who have charmed women.
O. Henry quotes: We can't buy one minute of time with cash; if we could, rich people would live longer. We can't buy one minute of time with cash; if we could, rich people would live longer.
O. Henry quotes: Most wonderful of all are words, and how they make friends one with another. Most wonderful of all are words, and how they make friends one with another.
O. Henry quotes: She hadbecome so thoroughly annealed into his life that she was like theair he breathednecessary but scarcely noticed. She had
become so thoroughly annealed into his life that she was like the
air he breathed
necessary but scarcely noticed.
O. Henry quotes: A good story is like a bitter pill, with the sugar coating inside of it. A good story is like a bitter pill, with the sugar coating inside of it.
O. Henry quotes: It'll be a great place if they ever finish it. It'll be a great place if they ever finish it.
O. Henry quotes: By rights you're a king. If I was you, I'd call for a new deal. By rights you're a king. If I was you, I'd call for a new deal.
O. Henry quotes: If there was ever an aviary overstocked with jays it is that Yaptouwn on the Hudson called New York If there was ever an aviary overstocked with jays it is that Yaptouwn on the Hudson called New York
O. Henry quotes: There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl.
O. Henry quotes: We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us. We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us.
O. Henry quotes: She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership). She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).
O. Henry quotes: When one loves one's Art no service seems too hard. When one loves one's Art no service seems too hard.
O. Henry quotes: Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence
O. Henry quotes: Perhaps there is no happiness in life so perfect as the martyr's. Perhaps there is no happiness in life so perfect as the martyr's.
O. Henry quotes: It's an awful thing to hear a strong, desperate, fat man scream incontinently in a cave at daybreak. It's an awful thing to hear a strong, desperate, fat man scream incontinently in a cave at daybreak.
O. Henry quotes: Broadway - the great sluice that washes out the dust of the gold-mines of Gotham. Broadway - the great sluice that washes out the dust of the gold-mines of Gotham.
O. Henry quotes: Those whom we first love we seldom marry Those whom we first love we seldom marry
O. Henry quotes: A holiday in a new dress-can earth offer anything more enchanting? A holiday in a new dress-can earth offer anything more enchanting?
O. Henry quotes: There is a saying that no man has tasted the full flavor of life until he has known poverty, love, and war. There is a saying that no man has tasted the full flavor of life until he has known poverty, love, and war.
O. Henry quotes: It couldn't have happened anywhere but in little old New York. It couldn't have happened anywhere but in little old New York.
O. Henry quotes: If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry. If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.
O. Henry quotes: Hospitality in the prairie country is not limited. Even if your enemy passes your way, you must feed him before you shoot him. Hospitality in the prairie country is not limited. Even if your enemy passes your way, you must feed him before you shoot him.
O. Henry quotes: Many a happy hour she had spent planning for something nice for him. Something fine and rare and sterling - something Many a happy hour she had spent planning for something nice for him. Something fine and rare and sterling - something
O. Henry quotes: What is the world at its best but a little round field of the moving pictures with two walking together in it? What is the world at its best but a little round field of the moving pictures with two walking together in it?
O. Henry quotes: And most wonderful of all are words, and how they make friends one with another, being oft associated, until not even obituary notices them do part. And most wonderful of all are words, and how they make friends one with another, being oft associated, until not even obituary notices them do part.
O. Henry quotes: In a little district west of Washington Square the streets have run crazy and broken themselves into small strips called "places. In a little district west of Washington Square the streets have run crazy and broken themselves into small strips called "places.
O. Henry quotes: Pull up the shades so I can see New York. I don't want to go home in the dark. Pull up the shades so I can see New York. I don't want to go home in the dark.
O. Henry quotes: Maybe the hairs on my head were numbered" she went on with a sudden serious sweetness "but nobody could ever count my love for you". Maybe the hairs on my head were numbered" she went on with a sudden serious sweetness "but nobody could ever count my love for you".
O. Henry quotes: Bride knoweth bride at the glance of an eye. And between them swiftly passes comfort and meaning in a language that man and widows wot not of. Bride knoweth bride at the glance of an eye. And between them swiftly passes comfort and meaning in a language that man and widows wot not of.
O. Henry quotes: Love and large-hearted giving, when added together, can leave deep marks.It is never easy to cover these marks, dear friends - never easy. Love and large-hearted giving, when added together, can leave deep marks.It is never easy to cover these marks, dear friends - never easy.
O. Henry quotes: The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate. The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.
O. Henry quotes: Bolivar cannot carry double Bolivar cannot carry double
O. Henry quotes: A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else. A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
O. Henry quotes: It did not exactly beggar description, but it certainly had that word on the lookout for the mendicancy squad. It did not exactly beggar description, but it certainly had that word on the lookout for the mendicancy squad.
O. Henry quotes: No friendship is an accident. No friendship is an accident.
O. Henry quotes: By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed. By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed.
O. Henry quotes: Turn up the lights - I don't want to go home in the dark. Turn up the lights - I don't want to go home in the dark.
O. Henry quotes: It brings up happy old days when I was only a farmer and not an agriculturist. It brings up happy old days when I was only a farmer and not an agriculturist.
O. Henry quotes: Humans were denied the speech of animals. The only common ground of communication upon which dogs and men can get together is in fiction. Humans were denied the speech of animals. The only common ground of communication upon which dogs and men can get together is in fiction.
O. Henry quotes: Pennies saved one and two at a time Pennies saved one and two at a time
O. Henry quotes: If you live in an atmosphere of luxury, luxury is yours whether your money pays for it, or another's. If you live in an atmosphere of luxury, luxury is yours whether your money pays for it, or another's.
O. Henry quotes: In the Big City a man will disappear with the suddenness and completeness of the flame of a candle that is blown out. In the Big City a man will disappear with the suddenness and completeness of the flame of a candle that is blown out.
O. Henry quotes: Well, little old Noisyville-on-the Subway is good enough for me. Well, little old Noisyville-on-the Subway is good enough for me.
O. Henry quotes: A story with a moral appended is like the bill of a mosquito. It bores you, and then injects a stinging drop to irritate your conscience. A story with a moral appended is like the bill of a mosquito. It bores you, and then injects a stinging drop to irritate your conscience.
O. Henry quotes: I hate it as one hates sin or pestilence orthe color work in a ten-cent magazine. I hate it as one hates sin or pestilence or
the color work in a ten-cent magazine.
O. Henry quotes: To a woman nothing seems quite impossible to the powers of the man she worships. To a woman nothing seems quite impossible to the powers of the man she worships.
O. Henry quotes: Greenwich Village ... the village of low rents and high arts. Greenwich Village ... the village of low rents and high arts.
O. Henry quotes: He studied cities as women study their reflections. He studied cities as women study their reflections.