"Give me more love or more disdain;
The torrid or the frozen zone."
"If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My idea of an educated person is one who can converse on one subject for more than two minutes."
"He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a foolshun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simpleteach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleepwake him.
He who knows and knows he knows: he is wisefollow him."
(was married to Richard Francis Burton;
died near her birthday)
"When a man makes up his mind to thrash another, he must also make up his mind to be a little thrashed himself."
"I'm like a big old hen. I can't cluck too long about the egg I've just laid because I've got five more inside me pushing to get out."
"Never get a mime talking. He won't stop."
"Only cream and SOBs rise to the top."
US editor (USA Today)
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
US writer, educator
(agreeing with Claus Moser)
"Musical comedies aren't written, they are re-written."
"When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. `What do you mean?' the media challenged me. `You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?' My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.'"
US bigot, hypocrite, televangelist
"How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It's simple. I drink the blood of young runaways."
"Every path serves a purpose."
US baseball player
"Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting." *
"Writing is like thisyou dredge for the poem's meaning the way police dredge for a body. They think it is down there under the black water, they work the grappling hooks back and forth."