"An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured."
Chancellor, German Republic
"The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not."
Herbert Bayard Swope
"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
George Washington Carver
US agricultural chemist
"Maria Montez has a dual personality: one for Hollywood and another as a mother and a wife... that woman is full of simplicity, culture and romance with an overflowing humanity."
(was married to Maria Montez;
father with her of Tina Aumont)
"I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns."
Walter F. Mondale
US VP (40)
, withdrawing from 1976 presidential election
"Let's build a monument for the veto. Let's build a monument for impotence and incapacity."
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
"I'm attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head."
US dancer, choreographer
"Some coaches pray for wisdom. I pray for 260-pound tackles. They'll give me plenty of wisdom."
US football coach
"I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them."
US President (30),
"One of those Canadian proverbs."
US baseball player
, on where he spent his vacation
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
US baseball player
"I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy."
("Vorlesungen über Atommechanik (Mechanics of the Atom)")
"Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world."
("The Stone Angel")
"You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don’t get much else in that job."
US house speaker
, to Vice President Walter Mondale
"Harvard was a kind of luxurious afternoon."
("Flesh Is Heir: An Historical Romance")
"Whenever you get an inflamed tendon, you've got a problem. Okay, here's the next pitch to Gene Tendon."
"For me, curiosity is life. If you are not curious, you are in your coffin."
French composer, conductor, writer