"Garden as though you will live forever."
"I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them."
US humanitarian, Red Cross founder
"What pleases is what is terrible, gentle, and poetic."
"I'd love to see Christ come back to crush the spirit of hate and make men put down their guns. I'd also like just one more hit single."
"My mother used to say, Delia, if S-E-X ever rears its ugly head, close your eyes before you see the rest of it."
"The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense."
"There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting."
"Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars."
"Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes."
"If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing."
S. African writer
"The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."
US writer, '60s revolutionary
"You always say 'I'll quit when I start to slide,' and then one morning you wake up and realize you done slid."
Sugar Ray Robinson