"The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."
Moses ben Maimon
"Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries."
Sir Henry Wotton
"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."
English writer (Black Beauty)
"Take eloquence and wring its neck."
"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others."
Vincent van Gogh
"Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions."
"All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."
"They are so afraid we shall break down, and you know the reputation of the college is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without injuring their health."
Ellen Swallow Richards
US chemist, first woman admitted to MIT
"There's nothing worse than an introspective drunk."
"I'd love to knock an audience cold with one note, but what do you do for the rest of the evening?"
(was married to Pattie Boyd;
dated Sheryl Crow)
"The art of Biography
is different from Geography.
Geography is about Maps
but Biography is about Chaps."
Edmund Clerihew Bentley
"Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor."
"She gave you the impression that, if your imagination had to sin, it could at least congratulate itself on its impeccable taste."
English cultural commentator
, on Greta Garbo
"I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too."