Sidney Joseph "S. J." Perelman was an American humorist and screenwriter. He is best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New Yorker. He also wrote for several other magazines, including Judge, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays. Perelman received an Academy Award for screenwriting in 1956.
|Fate was dealing from the bottom of the deck.|
|He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it.||Sympathy|
|I'd horsewhip you if I had a horse.|
|I'll dispose of my teeth as I see fit, and after they've gone, I'll get along. I started off living on gruel, and by God, I can always go back to it again.||Religion & God|
|Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.||Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training|
|Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|
|The fact is that all of us have only one personality, and we wring it out like a dishtowel. You are what you are.|