"Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment."
Japanese Buddhist priest
"WhiskeyI like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it."
Robert E. Lee
"Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one."
English politician, scholar
("Things Past Redress")
"To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."
Ken S. Keyes, Jr.
("The Hundredth Monkey")
"I'm funny about who I sweat with."
, on why she doesn't work out with Jane Fonda
"Do not imagine that art is something which is designed to give gentle uplift and self-confidence. Art is not a brassiere. At least, not in the English sense. But do not forget that brassiere is the French for life-jacket."
("The Sense of an Ending")
"Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Indian spiritual leader
"And I to my motorcycle
Parked like the soul of the junkyard
Restored, a bicycle fleshed
With power, and tore off
Up Highway 106 continually
Drunk on the wind in my mouth
Wringing the handlebar for speed
Wild to be wreckage forever."
"If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude. I hope to make you use your imagination."
Austrian actor, inventor
"When Warren Beatty called a girl up, it was usually to try to get her into the sack. but he called me to find out what kind of bologna I used. I just don't have what it takes, I guess. Raquel Welch has what it takes. She's so sexy and gorgeous, even I want to jump on her!"
"The American male doesn't mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities."
("A Middle Class Education")