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By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Those who know say that the most painful punishment that can be inflicted upon an adult male, short of injuring him, is a good, old fashioned shaking.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Are you sure,” he asked the clerk, “that my replies haven’t been sidetracked somewhere? I have seen people taking letters away from here all day, and that bird there just walked off with a fistful.” The clerk grinned. “What you advertising for?” he asked. “A position,” replied Jimmy. “That’s the answer,” explained the clerk. “That fellow there was advertising for help.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Men were indeed more foolish and more cruel than the beasts of the jungle! How fortunate was he who lived in the peace and security of the great forest!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Even brave men, and D'Arnot was a brave man, are sometimes frightened by solitude.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The girls head went high. "There could be but one suitable reply to your assertion, Mr. Clayton," she said icily, "and I regret that I am not a man, that I might make it." She turned quickly and entered the cabin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Clothes therefore, must be the insignia of the superiority of man over all other animals, for surely there could be no other reason for wearing the hideous things

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

As much as I enjoy a fight, I cannot always indulge myself, and just now I had more weighty matters to occupy my time than spilling the blood of strange warriors.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

It is a characteristic of the weak and criminal to attribute to others the misfortunes that are the result of their own wickedness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Beast?" Jane murmured. "Then God make me a beast; for, man or beast, I am yours.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This was life! Ah, how he loved it! Civilization held nothing like this in its narrow and circumscribed sphere, hemmed in by restrictions and conventionalities. Even clothes were a hindrance and a nuisance. At last he was free. He had not realized what a prisoner he had been.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

...and also with sufficient good judgment to appreciate that while he might enjoy the contemplation of his superiority to the masses, there was little likelihood of the masses being equally entranced by the same cause.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

If I sometimes seem to take too great pride in my fighting ability, it must be remembered that fighting is my vocation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Traveling through space is stupifyingly monotonous.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The time has arrived when patience becomes a crime and mayhem appears garbed in a manner of virtue

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I verily believe that a man's way with women is in inverse ratio to his prowess among men. The weakling and the saphead have often great ability to charm the fair sex, while the fighting man who can face a thousand real dangers unafraid, sits hiding in the shadows like some frightened child.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

His straight and perfect figure, muscled as the best of the ancient Roman gladiators must have been muscled, and yet with the soft and sinuous curves of a Greek god, told at a glance the wondrous combination of enormous strength with suppleness and speed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have ever been prone to seek adventure and to investigate and experiment where wiser men would have left well enough alone.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tut, tut! I have often admonished my pupils to count ten before speaking. Were I you, Mr. Philander, I should count at least a thousand, and then maintain a discreet silence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I am Tarzan of the Apes. I want you. I am yours. You are mine. We live here together always in my house. I will bring you the best of fruits, the tenderest deer, the finest meats that roam the jungle. I will hunt for you. I am the greatest of the jungle fighters. I will fight for you. I am the mightiest of the jungle fighters. You are Jane Porter, I saw it in your letter. When you see this you will know that it is for you and that Tarzan of the Apes loves you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The jungle which is presided over by Kudu, the sun, is a very different jungle from that of Goro, the moon. The diurnal jungle has its own aspect--its own lights and shades, its own birds, its own blooms, its own beasts ... The lights and shades of the nocturnal jungle are as different as one might imagine the lights and shades of another world to differ from those of our world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

A warrior may change his metal, but not his heart.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I should at least die as I had lived—fighting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I love you, and because I love you I believe in you. But if I did not believe, still should I love. Had you come back for me, and had there been no other way, I would have gone into the jungle with you - forever.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Twenty years have intervened; for ten of them I lived and fought for Dejah Thoris and her people, and for ten I have lived upon her memory.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I knew nothing about the technique of story writing, and now, after eighteen years of writing, I still know nothing about the technique, although with the publication of my new novel, Tarzan and the Lost Empire, there are 31 books on my list.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Yes, I was a fool, but I was in love, and though I was suffering the greatest misery I had ever known I would not have had it otherwise for all the riches of Barsoom. Such is love, and such are lovers wherever love is known.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

What are you Tarzan?" he asked aloud. "An ape or a man? If you are an ape, you will do as the apes do - leave one of your kind in the jungle to die if it suited your whim to go elsewhere. If you are a man, you will return to protect your kind. You will not run away from one of your own people, because one has run away from you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have discovered that the world over, unusual weather prevails at all times of the year.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I’ll bet you’re some looker when you’re dolled up!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

So strong is the power of superstition that even though we know that we have been reverencing a sham, yet still we hesitate to admit the validity of our new-found convictions.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

...smiles are the foundation of beauty.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Lives there upon any world such another as John Carter, Prince of Helium? Lives there another man who could fight his way back and forth across a warlike planet, facing savage beasts and hordes of savage men, for the love of a woman?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I presume that it is the better part of wisdom that we bow to our fate with as good grace as possible.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I took her in my arms and kissed her. And thus in the midst of a city of wild conflict, filled with the alarms of war; with death and destruction reaping their terrible harvest around her, did Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, true daughter of Mars, the God of War, promise herself in marriage to John Carter, Gentleman of Virginia.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I loathed poverty and I would have liked to put my hands on the party who said that poverty is an honorable estate. It is an indication of inefficiency and nothing more. There is nothing honorable or fine about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I do not think that I am ever overconfident. I am merely wholly confident, and I maintain that there is all the difference in the world there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Subconscious minds are no less fallible than the objective mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people, they have no lawyers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

For myself, I always assume that a lion is ferocious, and so I am never caught off my guard.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I had aimed at Mars and was about to hit Venus; unquestionably the all-time cosmic record for poor shots.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Day had now given away to night and as we wandered along the great avenue lighted by the two moons of Barsoom, and with Earth looking down upon us out of her luminous green eye, it seemed that we were alone in the universe, and I, at least, was content that it should be so.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

If your vocation be shoeing horses, or painting pictures, and you can do one or the other better than your fellows, then you are a fool if you are not proud of your ability. And so I am very proud that upon two planets no greater fighter has ever lived than John Carter, Prince of Helium.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

For a time Jack was angry; but when he had been without the jacket for a short while he began to realize that being half-clothed is infinitely more uncomfortable than being entirely naked. Soon he did not miss his clothing in the least, and from that he came to revel in the freedom of his unhampered state.