Quotations by Morley, Christopher


Truth is the strong compost in which beauty may sometimes germinate.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
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My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
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Be prepared for Truth at all hours and in the most fantastic disguises. This is the only safety.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
Inward Ho!, ch. 1 (1923)
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Blessed is he who has never been tempted; for he knows not the frailty of his rectitude.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
Inward Ho!, ch. 1 (1923)
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I suffer fools gladly, for I have always been on good terms with myself.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
Inward Ho!, ch. 13 (1923)
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There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
Parnassus on Wheels, ch. 10 (1917)
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When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
Parnassus on Wheels, ch. 4 (1917)
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All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
Where the Blue Begins (1922)
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There is only one success … to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
Where the Blue Begins, ch. 8 (1922)
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No man is lonely while eating spaghetti — it requires too much attention.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet
In Life (24 Oct 1969)
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