"My words are my own, and my actions are my ministers'."
King Charles II
"What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others."
"I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run."
US baseball player
"Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them."
"You mean apart from my own?"
Zsa Zsa Gabor
(sister of Eva;
was married to Conrad Hilton and eight others)
, when asked how many husbands she's had
"Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The?"
"I've married a few people I shouldn't have, but haven't we all?"
Mamie Van Doren
"You can never turn your back on the ocean."
"Some day I'll make a film that critics will like. When I have money to waste."
"I'm honored that you invited me, especially when for $10,000 and a new convertible you could have had the top running-back prospect at SMU."
, on emceeing an NCAA honors luncheon
"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."
Jamaican singer, guitarist
"Psychologically, you could consider this a reunion tour because I've managed to find enough pieces of my mind in order to be with you here tonight."
US singer (Guns'n'Roses)
(also see Slash)
"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."
Barbara W. Tuchman
US writer, historian
("The Guns of August")
"Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."
(father of Marlo Thomas)
"You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."
US tennis pro
"I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler."
"People will get tired of managing personal computers and will want instead terminals, maybe with windows."
US businessman, DEC founder
"I don't think I'd want a revival. I'm not doing a tribute to myself."
US singer, songwriter, musician
"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."
Professor Irwin Corey
US comic, actor
"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."