"My words are my own, and my actions are my ministers'."
King Charles II
"I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run."
US baseball player
"You mean apart from my own?"
Zsa Zsa Gabor
, when asked how many husbands she's had
(sister of Eva;
was married to Conrad Hilton and eight others)
"I've married a few people I shouldn't have, but haven't we all?"
Mamie Van Doren
"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."
("The Greatest Generation")
, 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
("Catch a Fire")
"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")
"You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."
US tennis pro
"People will get tired of managing personal computers and will want instead terminals, maybe with windows."
US businessman, DEC founder
"Everything pays for growing tame."
("Still to Mow: Poems")
"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."
("The Laws of the Game: How The Principles of Nature Govern Chance")
"The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost."
George P. Shultz
US Secretary of State (60)