"Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain."
Dr. Maurice Greene: "Well, Sir, but my anthemwhat do you think of it?"
George Frideric Handel: "Oh your antumahwhy I did tink it vanted air, Dr. Greene."
Greene: "Air, Sir?"
Handel: "Yes, air; and so I did hang it out of de vindow."
"The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it, and invent ridiculous embellishments."
(notably of Helen Keller)
"America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair."
Arnold Joseph Toynbee
"Man is a greater miracle than any god he ever invented."
faster through what's left
of the five-year plan."
"My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em."
"Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I."
India-born English actor
"All I want is for my case to be heard before an impractical decision-maker."
US baseball (would-be) Hall of Famer
"I like leaping around onstage, as long as it's done with class."
English guitarist (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
"If you open that Pandora's Box, you never know what Trojan horses will jump out."
"I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough, let's go west.'"
"I'm running around in front of a green screen screaming, Where's the monkey? Where's the monkey?
, on acting in "King Kong (2005)"
"Keep interested in others; keep interested in the wide and wonderful world. Then in a spiritual sense you will always be young."
"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension... Death does away with time."
Simone de Beauvoir
(long-time partner of Jean-Paul Sartre)
("The Second Sex")