- "Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need/"
- Chuck Palahniuk (US author 1962– ) Fight Club, 1996
- "If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?"
- Sarah Palin (US politician 1964– ) Going Rogue, 2009
- "Die? My dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!"
- Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston (British statesman and Prime Minister. 1784–1865)
- "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!"
- Dolly Parton (US singer-songwriter. 1946– ) Interview with Vanity Fair magazine, November 2012.
- "Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte."
(I have made the [letter] longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.)
- Blaise Pascal (French mathematician, physicist and moralist. 1623–62)
- "If a laborer were to dream for twelve hours
every night that he was a king,
I believe he would be almost as happy
as a king who should dream for twelve hours
every night that he was a laborer."
- Blaise Pascal
- “He’s so young and already so unknown.”
- Wolfgang Pauli (Austrian born physicist. 1900–1958)
- “Gentlemen, that is surely true, it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means. But we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth.”
- Benjamim Peirce (US Harvard mathematician. 1809–1880), speaking in a lecture on Euler's Identity: ei π + 1 = 0
- "Good artists copy; great artists steal."
- Pablo Picasso (Spanish artist. First exemplar of analytical Cubism. 1881–1973)
- "We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth."
- Pablo Picasso Dore Ashton Picasso on Art (1972) "Two Statements by Piasso".
- “Who is a philosopher? The answer is: A philosopher is one who knows everything and nothing else.”
- George Pólya (Hungarian born mathematician. 1887–1985)
- "Of the Sun and the Moon, the Moon is plainly the more important, as it provides us with light when it is dark and
most needed, whereas the Sun appears only in the daytime, when it is light anyhow."
- Prutkov Fictitious creation of P.E. Cleator in his book "Into Space", 1953.
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