Penn Quotes

Speak properly, and in as few words as you ca...

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood-William Penn
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"I can't watch American Idol because all I can think about is how poorly ...

"I can't watch American Idol because all I can think about is how poorly Bob Dylan, Tiny Tim, and Sun Ra would do on the show, while mediocre dipshits spewing nonsense about art are successful. Fuck them all." - Penn Jillette
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"Channeling is just bad ventriloquis...

"Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving." β€” Penn Jillette
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β€œOne of the secrets of life ...

β€œOne of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” β€” Jack Penn
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"How much do you have to hate somebody ...

"How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?" - Penn Jillette
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"My favorite thing about the Internet is that ...

"My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them." β€” Penn Jillette
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"I expect to pass through this life but once. If therefore, there can be an...

"I expect to pass through this life but once. If therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now as I shall not pass this way again." William Penn [1644–1718, English]
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 12
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"My favorite thing about the Internet is that ...

"My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them." β€” Penn Jillette
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"the self is never to be found, but must be created, not the ...

"the self is never to be found, but must be created, not the happy accident of passivity, but the product of a thousand actions, large and small, conscious or unconscious" -Robert Penn Warren
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 12
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"Find someone that finds you kind of attr...

"Find someone that finds you kind of attractive and have sex with them, that's what life is all about" - Penn Jillette (Bullsh!t)
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"Time is what we wa...

"Time is what we want most,but what we use worst." - William Penn
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 05
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"Believe nothing against another but on good authority...

"Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it." - William Penn
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"[A]nd soon now we shall go out of the house and go into the c...

"[A]nd soon now we shall go out of the house and go into the convulsion of the world, out of history into history and the awful responsibility of Time." β€”Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men
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"A good End cannot sanctifie evil ...

"A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it." - William Penn
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"Luck is statis...

"Luck is statistics taken personally" - Penn Jillette
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"I think life's...

"I think life's an irrational obsession." ~ Sean Penn
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"True silence is the rest of the mind; it...

"True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment." – William Penn
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"The death throes of religion give u...

"The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows" - Penn Jillette
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"Humility and knowledge in poor ...

"Humility and knowledge in poor clothing surpass pride and ignorance in costly attire." – William Penn
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 10
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"The humble, meek, merciful, just, pious and devout souls everywhere are of ...

"The humble, meek, merciful, just, pious and devout souls everywhere are of one religion and when death has taken off the mask, they will know one another, though the diverse liveries they wore here make them strangers" - William Penn
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 21
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"And in the end, the poem is not a thing we s...

"And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - it is, rather, a light by which we may see - and what we see is life." ~ Robert Penn Warren.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 16
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"How life is strange and changeful, and the crystal is in the steel at the point o...

"How life is strange and changeful, and the crystal is in the steel at the point of fracture, and the toad bears a jewel in its forehead, and the meaning of moments passes like the breeze that scarcely ruffles the leaf of the willow." -Robert Penn Warren
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
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"If you're willing to use dead...

"If you're willing to use deadly force on another human being - use a fucking gun." -Penn Jillette
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"And in the end, the poem is not a thing we s...

"And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - it is, rather, a light by which we may see - and what we see is life." ~ Robert Penn Warren.
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