Quotes of Collector

“ The tax collector must love poor people. He is creating so many of them. ”

- Bill Vaughan

“ He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. ”

- Mark Twain

“ There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist — the taxidermist leaves the hide. ”

- Mortimer Caplin

“ Remember when $25, 000 was a success? Now it is a garbage collector. ”

- Frank Dane

“ Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories. ”

- Walter Benjamin

“ To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser. ”

- Robertson Davies

“ Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss. ”

- Lazarus Long

“ There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist- the taxidermist leaves the hide. ”

- Mortimer Caplin

“ Of course, I started as a collector. A true collector. I can remember as if it were only yesterday the heart- pounding excitement as I spread out upon the floor of my bedroom The Edward G. Robinson Collection of Rare Cigar Bands. I didn't play at collecting… ”

- Edward G. Robinson

“ There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors with no aim beyond their facts are one-story men. Two-story men compare reason and generalize, using labors of the fact collectors as well as their own… ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ The sense of conquest is in it. Not often is a collector able to obtain complete material in one assault. The plant may be at the moment sterile, or only in fruit or flower… but this lack has the advantage of stimulating the collector to go back in another season or year to complete the work. ”

- Liberty Hyde Bailey

“ Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism — victimless collecting, as it were… in a world that is well on its way to becoming one vast quarry, the collector becomes someone engaged in a pious work of salvage… ”

- Susan Sontag

“ HEAD-MONEY, n. A capitation tax, or poll-tax. In ancient times there lived a king Whose tax-collectors could not wring From all his subjects gold enough To make the royal way less rough. For pleasure's highway, like the dames Whose premises adjoin it, claims Perpetual repairing… ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ We are a sad lot, the cell biologists. Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex. ”

- Lorraine Lee Cudmore
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