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«A low trick I hate to stoop to is tying and untying my shoelaces. It seems to fascinate audiences probably because so many women in the audience have their shoes off, or wish they did.»
«A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.»
«It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required»
«A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.»
«In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.»
«Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.»
«In Japan, employees occasionally work themselves to death. It's called Karoshi. I don't want that to happen to anybody in my department. The trick is to take a break as soon as you see a bright light and hear dead relatives beckon.»
«It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work.»
«And out of each (schoolhouse) is vomited the standard product of the New Pedagogy - an endless procession of adolescents who have been taught everything save that which is true, and outfitted with every trick save those that are socially useful»
«It was always yet the trick of our English nation, if they have a good thing, to make it too common.»