"Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
US educator, clergy
"Any father whose son raises his hand against him is guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him."
"Now I am happy I did 'Gone With the Wind.' I wasn't when I was 28, but it's part of black history. You have no idea how hard it is for black actors, but things change, things blossom in time."
"How long did it take six men to build a wall if three of them took a week? I recall that we spent almost as much time on this problem as the men spent on the wall."
India-born English writer
("My Family and Other Animals")
"If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search."
"It's primarily not an intellectual thing."
US writer, editor, "Rolling Stone" founder
, on rock'n'roll
"I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair!"
"Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made."
("The Dream Songs")
"The trouble with a man who takes his time is that he takes your time, too."
("The Business of Life")
"We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable."
"Means and ends are central. If your means are corroded, your ends will be corroded. And if you're fighting to preserve liberty and you use means that eviscerate our liberties, the end will be corroded, too."
US historian, critic
("Our Children Are Dying")
"Terrorism and negotiations simply don't go together."