"I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment."
Angelina Grimke Weld
US abolitionist, suffragist, writer
(sister of Sarah Moore Grimke)
"It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear."
Edward H. Harriman
US railroad executive
"There is no stronger craving in the world than that of the rich for titles, except that of the titled for riches."
"It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so."
"The mind does not take its complexion from the skin."
US abolitionist, writer
"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept."
"We're not against each other. They sell shoes and I make gloves."
US film director
, on rumors that he was at odds with Hollywood
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
US businessman, DEC founder
"If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you're not going to get very far. You simply won't. The journey has been incredible from its beginning. So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness."
"I don't want to know what the law is, I want to know who the judge is."
US red-scare lawyer
Ian St. John: "Is he speaking to you yet?"
Jimmy Greaves: "Not yet, but I hope to be incommunicado with him in a very short space of time."
"Here the melting-pot stands openif you're willing to get bleached first."
US singer, songwriter
"Just because we've been around so long, they had to give us something, I guess."
US musician (Steely Dan)
, on winning a Grammy in 2001
"Lux and I have always been reckless and sought out thrills, taken risks, probably blown our minds in certain pursuits. It's only from living this way that we come up with this stuff."
Poison Ivy Rorschach
US guitarist (Cramps)
(was married to Lux Interior)
"Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but incredible stupidity can usually be traced to an organization."
US computer scientist
"We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do."
US basketball player
"It's been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart, or whichever organ you want to go by."
"Nobody deserves to have their personal life pried into like I did and no one deserves to hear me whine about it so much."
US singer, songwriter, guitarist (Nirvana)
(was married to Courtney Love)
"They shot too many pictures, and not enough actors."
, on Hollywood
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the people you need to concentrate on."
"I always ask myself, 'Is the movie that I am watching as interesting as a documentary of the same actors having lunch together?'"
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
Hunter S. Thompson
US "gonzo" journalist
, Stanley in Oz created the animation; where is he now?
"Folks, this is perfect weather for today's game. Not a breath of air."
US sports announcer
"[The question] is too suppository."
US secretary of state