"And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything."
Pierre de Fermat
("Methodus ad disquirendam maximam et minimam")
"A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach."
Friedrich von Schlegel
German writer, critic
("Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier (On the Language and Wisdom of India)")
"All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark."
Indian spiritual leader
"I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks."
Joe E. Lewis
("The Holy Terror")
"Kill the body and the head will die."
"I don't think that [children are] any more resilient than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies."
"Writing a book just might be the hardest thing I've ever done, besides trying to get laid in college."
US radio personality
(also see Robin Quivers)
"I have always admired the Esquimaux (Eskimos). One fine day a delicious meal is cooked for dear old mother, and then she goes walking away over the ice, and doesn't come back."
("And Then There Were None")
"I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses."
English singer (Bee Gees)
(was married to Lulu)