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"The gentleman is solid mahogany; the fashionable man is only veneer." - J. G. Holland

"The gentleman is solid mahogany; the fashionable man is only veneer." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"My verse has brought me no roubles to spare: no craftsmen have made mahogany chairs for my house." - Vladimir Mayakovsky

"My verse has brought me no roubles to spare: no craftsmen have made mahogany chairs for my house." - Vladimir Mayakovsky

"Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?" - Jim Bakker

"I saw 'Mahogany' and 'Lady Sings the Blues' when I was little and thought, 'That's what I want to do.'" - Tamara Taylor

"Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill. Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Whenever someone says I'm the next Oprah, I always respond, 'Child, there's only one Mahogany, and only one Oprah.' There are no others." - Tyra Banks

"Men are easy,' he said, fingers tapping on his mahogany desk. 'A man's plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the other hand...well, God put a lot of thought into making you." - Khaled Hosseini

"What will die with me the day I die? What pathetic or frail image will be lost to the world? The voice of Macedonio Fernandez, the image of a bay horse in a vacant lot on the corner of Sarrano and Charcas, a bar of sulfur in the drawer of a mahogany desk?" - Jorge Luis Borges

"I like to have a spray bottle filled with apple juice to spray onto my meat. Whether it's pork, chicken, or beef, it adds flavor. Also, it helps keep your meat a real golden mahogany-looking color and prevents it from turning black." - Johnny Trigg

"Well," Waxillium said. "Perhaps I should begin by asking after your health." "Perhaps you should," Steris replied. "Er. Yes. How's your health?" "Suitable." "So is Waxillium," Wayne added. They all turned to him. "You know," he said. "He's wearing a suit, and all. Suitable. Ahem. Is that mahogany?" - Brandon Sanderson

"President Lyndon Johnson's high spirits were marked as he circulated among the many guests whom he had invited to witness an event he confidently felt to be historic, the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.... The bill that lay on the polished mahogany desk was born in violence in Selma, Alabama, where a stubborn sheriff... had stumbled against the future." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Well," Waxillium said. "Perhaps I should begin by asking after your health." "Perhaps you should," Steris replied. "Er. Yes. How's your health?" "Suitable." "So is Waxillium," Wayne added. They all turned to him. "You know," he said. "He's wearing a suit, and all. Suitable. Ahem. Is that mahogany?" - Brandon Sanderson

"I don't quite recollect how many tumblers of whiskey toddy each man drank after supper; but this I know, that about one o'clock in the morning, the baillie's grown-up son became insensible while attempting the first verse of 'Willie brewed a peck o' maut'; and he having been, for half an hour before, the only other man visible above the mahogany, it occurred to my uncle that it was almost time to think about going." - Charles Dickens

"The notion of Victoria should be a ladies' paradise. If men like Victoria's Secret, that's kind of a bonus, but in my imagination they should feel uncomfortable when they're in the store, if there's no mahogany paneling, there's nothing that's welcoming. This is a ladies' paradise. And that thinking goes into the design of the store, the fitting rooms, the fabric, the display. It's all from the lady's point of view. It has nothing to do with men." - Les Wexner

"But I hope I will never have a life that is not surrounded by books, by books that are bound in paper and cloth and glue, such perishable things for ideas have lasted thousands of years . . . I hope I am always walled in by the very weight and breadth and clumsy, inefficient, antiquated bulk of them, hope that I spend my last days on this Earth arranging and rearranging them on thrones of good, honest pine, oak, and mahogany, because I just like to look at their covers, and dream of the promise of the great stories inside." - Rick Bragg

"The firelight magnified our shadows, glinted off the silver, flickered high upon the walls; its reflection roared orange in the windowpanes as if a city were burning outside. The whoosh of the flames was like a flock of birds, trapped and beating in a whirlwind near the ceiling. And I wouldn't have been at all surprised if the long mahogany banquet table, draped in linen, laden with china and candles and fruit and flowers, had simply vanished into thin air, like a magic casket in a fairy story." - Donna Tartt

"Food Throwers: Begun usually by estranged couples, once this victual flinging starts, everyone will do it...Should your dinner party have become an out of control concussion match with opponents catapulting croutons and petits pois across the mahogany, don't fight it, go with it. And when you have the desire to quell the uprising approach the original perpetrator from behind. There, slowly crown her with the contents of the fresh fruit salad bowl. But be warned. Although this immobilizes and rivits everyone's attention it also gives them new ideas." - J P Donleavy



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