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Oscar LevantI don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good.

—  Oscar Levant, 1906-1972, American pianist

Winston ChurchillHe has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

     (on British Labour politician Stafford Cripps)

Abraham LincolnI do not like that man. I must get to know him better.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

Oscar WildeThere are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Oscar WildeMorality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Mahatma GandhiI like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Charles BaudelaireBeing a useful man always seemed to me something very hideous.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Charles BaudelaireLet us beware of common folk, common sense, sentiment, inspiration, and the obvious.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Dwight EisenhowerNever waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

H.L. MenckenI never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

EpicurusHe who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Latin Quotes

Latin phraseIt does not please.

Non placet.

—  Latin phrase

Funny Quotes

Woody AllenI don't think my family liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Mark TwainI do not like work even when someone else is doing it.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Fred AllenCalifornia is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange.

—  Fred Allen, 1894-1956, American comedian

Lou HoltzThey say a tie is like kissing your sister. I guess that is better than kissing your brother.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach


Yiddish proverbThe bar owner loves the drunkard, but he wouldn’t give him his daughter in marriage.

—  Yiddish proverb


Movie Quotes

Breathless (1960)If you don't like the sea... or the mountains... or the big city... then get stuffed!

—  from the film Breathless (1960)


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