"A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer."
"I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since."
Russian violinist, conductor, composer
"History gets thicker as it approaches recent times."
A. J. P. Taylor
"The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams."
"Sports is the toy department of human life."
"Everywhere I go I'm asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."
"It would be unfair to suggest that one of the most characteristic sounds of the English Sunday is the sound of Harold Hobson barking up the wrong tree."
(was married to John Osborne)
"Perhaps men should think twice before making widowhood our only path to power."
US feminist, writer
"We have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid."
Toni Cade Bambara
"If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters."
US pageant contestant, ex-orange juice spokesperson, and general all-around moron
"There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex... People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats."
"Sure, the body count in this movie bothers me, but what are you gonna do? It's what everybody likes. At least it's not an awful body count it's a fun body count."
(aunt of Macaulay Culkin)
, on the movie "Die Harder"
"If someone told me they were a 'lesbian sex guru,' I would tell them to get a life."
US lesbian sex guru
"I loved making 'Rising Sun.' I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth."
"I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while."
"I'd like to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs and had a hell of a time."