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"Wag more. Bark less." - Anonymous

"Not all tongues that wag cohabit with a brain." - Donita K. Paul

"'Tis merry in hall Where beards wag all." - Thomas Tusser

"Your tail, is becoming too heavy to wag." - Empress Dowager Cixi

"No mortal has a right to wag his tongue, much less to wag his pen, without saying something." - Thomas Carlyle

"Money can buy a fine dog but it is kindness that makes him wag his tail." - John B S Haldane

"Why, I will fight with him upon this theme Until my eyelids will no longer wag." - William Shakespeare

"What have I done, that thou dar'st wag thy tongue In noise so rude against me?" - William Shakespeare

"Wag the world how it will, Leaves must be green in Spring." - Herman Melville

"I will just wag my finger at him, he said, putting it on the trigger." - Stanislaw Lec

"Wag the world how it will, Leaves must be green in Spring." - Herman Melville

"Every man has, some time in his life, an ambition to be a wag." - Samuel Johnson

"In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." - W H Auden

"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail." - Kinky Friedman

"Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." - Josh Billings

"I've always said money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail." - Kinky Friedman

"Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is 'Wag the Dog.' Everything is a structured deception." - Rush Limbaugh

"Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"A man's personality is matured only when he appropriates the truth, whether it is spoken by Balaam's ass or a sniggering wag or an apostle or an angel." - Soren Kierkegaard

"At grief so deep the tongue must wag in vain; the language of our sense and memory lacks the vocabulary of such pain." - Dante Alighieri

"Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about." - Cotton Mather

"So wise, so grave, of so perplex'd a tongue, And loud withal, that would not wag, not scarce Lie still without a fee." - Ben Jonson

"Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about." - Cotton Mather

"In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy...to wit-the wag of a dog's tail." - Josh Billings

"Modern houses are so small we've had to train our dog to wag its tail up and down and not sideways." - Tacitus

"We may smile and the dog may wag the tail, but in essence, we have a set program and those programs are similar across individuals in the species." - Antonio Damasio

"Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over." - Walter Anderson

"Some sigh for this and that; My wishes don't go far; The world may wag at will, So I have my cigar." - Thomas Hood

"The dog wags its tail only at living things. A tail wag, the equivalent of a human smile, is bestowed upon people, dogs , cats, squirrels, even mice and butterflies. - but no lifeless things. A dog won't wag its tail to its dinner or to a bed, card, stick, or even a bone." - Jean Craighead George

"Our moral reasoning is plagued by two illusions. The first illusion can be called the wag-the-dog illusion: We believe that our own moral judgment (the dog) is driven by our own moral reasoning (the tail). The second illusion can be called the wag-theother-dog's-tail illusion: In a moral argument, we expect the successful rebuttal of an opponent's arguments to change the opponent's mind. Such a belief is like thinking that forcing a dog's tail to wag by moving it with your hand will make the dog happy." - Sam Harris

"I eat till, honest, I felt every button on all my clo'es. The folks where we were stayin' were the old-fashioned hospitable kind; they didn't let you off till your jaws struck work and wouldn't wag no more." - Laura E. Richards

"When to secure your bald pate from the weather, You lately wore a cape of black neats' leather; He was a very wag, who to you said, Why do you wear your slippers on your head?" - Marcus Valerius Martial

"After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation." - Robert R. McCammon

"A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship . . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition." - Ambrose Bierce

"Are we witnessing an Obama 'Wag the Dog' moment with Boko Haram in Nigeria? I say yes. Consider all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee." - Allen West

"DOG, n. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.... His master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition." - Ambrose Bierce

"We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: It's clever, but is it Art?" - Rudyard Kipling

"I'd like to be a dog. Dogs are nice. They can sleep any time, they wag their tails and on top of that they can get stroked all the time." - Emmanuel Petit

"Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress. But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war. You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal." - Val Kilmer

"I've been dealing with the press for 45 years. You need a very long spoon to sup with them. While you are always grateful, they are like badly trained dogs. They smile and wag and bite your arm off." - Joanna Lumley

"ART, n. This word has no definition. Its origin is related by the ingenious Father Gassalasca Jape as "One day a wag - what would the wretch be at? Shifted a letter of the cipher RAT, And said it was a god's name! . . ."" - Ambrose Bierce

"Yea, and so used it that, were it not here apparent that thou art heir apparent - But I prithee, sweet wag, shall there be gallows standing in England when thou art King? and of resolution thus fubbed as it is with the rusty curb of old father antic the law? Do not thou, when thou art king, hand a thief." - William Shakespeare

"We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parent twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil never whoops, as he of old; It's clever, but is it art?" - Rudyard Kipling

"ART, n. This word has no definition. Its origin is related by the ingenious Father Gassalasca Jape as One day a wag - what would the wretch be at? Shifted a letter of the cipher RAT, And said it was a god's name!..." - Ambrose Bierce

"Everything matters more than we think it does, and, at the same time, nothing matters so much as we think it does. The merest spark may set all Europe in a blaze, but though all Europe be set in a blaze twenty times over, the world will wag itself right again." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Look at the movie 'Wag the Dog, I think this has all the elements of that movie. Our reaction to the embassy bombings should be based on sound, credible evidence, not a knee-jerk reaction to try to direct public attention away from his personal problems." - Jim Gibbons

"I plead guilty to that when I was young pastor. In one of my churches I changed so much, one old wag said I'd changed everything in the church except the signs on the bathroom doors! I could have used a little more wisdom. And common sense." - Jerry Vines

"And how do you know that you're mad? "To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?" I suppose so, said Alice. "Well then," the Cat went on, "you see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad." - Lewis Carroll

"Certain movies like 'Wag The Dog,' we used improv on every scene that we did. Pretty much, we would shoot from the script and then some stuff that we came up with in rehearsal, and then we'd have at least one or two takes where we completely went off the script and just flew by the seat of our pants." - Denis Leary

"Some men promise to keep your secret and yet reveal it without knowing they are doing so; they do not wag their lips, and yet they are understood; it is read on their brow and in their eyes; it is seen through their breast; they are transparent." - Jean De La Bruyere

"We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parents twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil whoops, as he whooped of old; It's clever, but is it art?" - Rudyard Kipling

"I don't know that you can do it as a satire. I mean, the business is crazy enough as it is. It's like doing Wag The Dog - we took a thing that was almost completely absurd on one level, and then ultimately those things came about." - Barry Levinson

"Many social critics wag their fingers at what they perceive to be frivolous luxury spending. But that misses the point that consumption norms are local. It's not just the rich who spend more when they get more money. Everyone else does, too. The mansions of the rich may seem over the top to people in the middle, but the same could be said of middle-class houses as seen by most of the planet's seven billion people." - Robert H. Frank

"What do believers in the Absolute mean by saving that their belief affords them comfort? They mean that since in the Absolute finite evil is "overruled" already, we may, therefore, whenever we wish, treat the temporal as if it were potentially the eternal, be sure that we can trust its outcome, and, without sin, dismiss our fear and drop the worry of our finite responsibility. In short, they mean that we have a right ever and anon to take a moral holiday, to let the world wag in its own way, feeling that its issues are in better hands than ours and are none of our business." - William James

"What do believers in the Absolute mean by saving that their belief affords them comfort? They mean that since in the Absolute finite evil is 'overruled' already, we may, therefore, whenever we wish, treat the temporal as if it were potentially the eternal, be sure that we can trust its outcome, and, without sin, dismiss our fear and drop the worry of our finite responsibility. In short, they mean that we have a right ever and anon to take a moral holiday, to let the world wag in its own way, feeling that its issues are in better hands than ours and are none of our business." - William James

"What is Camille Paglia doing, writing that an actress as gifted as Anne Heche has the mental depth of a pancake? How many pancake brains could do what Heche did with David Mamet's dialogue in Wag the Dog? No doubt Heche has been stuck with a few bad gigs, but Paglia, of all people, must be well aware that being an actress is not the same safe ride as being the tenured university professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia." - Clive James

"Does political correctness have a good side? Yes, it does, for it makes us re-examine attitudes, and that is always useful. The trouble is that, with all popular movements, the lunatic fringe so quickly ceases to be a fringe; the tail begins to wag the dog. For every woman or man who is quietly and sensibly using the idea to examine our assumptions, there are 20 rabble-rousers whose real motive is desire for power over others, no less rabble-rousers because they see themselves as anti-racists or feminists or whatever." - Doris Lessing



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