"Follow not truth too near the heels, lest it dash out thy teeth."
("The Country Parson")
"Why, Madam, do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughter's? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play, and you will have no need of my advice."
"We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them."
Dora, Countess Russell
("The Tamarisk Tree: My Quest for Liberty and Love")
(was married to Bertrand Russell)
"Be not surprised if thou findest thyself in possession of unexpected wealth. Allah will provide an unexpected use for it." *
James J. Roche
("The Vase and Other Bric-a-brac")
"The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around."
"The really frightening thing about middle age is knowing you'll grow out of it."
"If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library."
"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions."
("The Deep Purple")
"You can take of a man's money, but when it's all said and done, you've only taken his money. When you take of a man's time, you've taken a part of his life. I'd like to thank you for giving me a part of your life tonight."
("Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast")
"I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can, because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me."
English guitarist, singer, songwriter
("Rumor and Sigh")
"When you start dealing with real change you are talking about interfering with those who are in possession of something."
Carl B. Stokes
US mayor (Cleveland)
"Ross Perot made his way onto the national stage, barking like a dog and occasionally biting off small pieces of himself."