"A politician thinks of the next electiona statesman, of the next generation."
James Freeman Clarke
("Common Sense in Religion")
"Up with your damned nonsense will I put twice, or perhaps once, but sometimes always, by God, never."
"Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity."
Remy de Gourmont
"Before they're plumbers or writers or taxi drivers or unemployed or journalists, men are men. Whether heterosexual or homosexual. The only difference is that some of them remind you of it as soon as you meet them, and others wait for a little while."
("L'Amant (The Lover)")
"I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding from the people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cutthroat, competitive world in which I spent my life."
"It is not enough to offer a smorgasbord of courses. We must insure that students are not just eating at one end of the table."
A. Bartlett Giamatti
US President of Yale, commissioner of Major League Baseball
"The golf links lie so near the mill
that almost every day
the laboring children can look out
and watch the men at play."
Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
("The Spinster: a novel wherein a nineteenth century girl finds her place in the twentieth.")
"Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone."
Hodding Carter II
("The Angry Scar: The Story of Reconstruction")
"This is the most dangerous thing I will probably ever do in my life, except for having a kid."
, on sitting in a glass box 44 days above the Thames
"Pakistan was once called the most allied ally of the United States. We are now the most nonallied."
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
"I never studied acting in Australia. I never had an empty stage and black pajamas to run around and express myself."
("The Dark Knight")
(was partner with Naomi Watts)
"Is it possible to sell anything at the concession stand that doesn't kill?"
US writer, critic
("The Great Movies")
, on modern movie theaters