"I have learned from an early age to abjure the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men."
Leonardo da Vinci
Italian artist, writer, inventor, philosopher... the Original Renaissance Man
"Now I will have less distraction."
, on losing the use of his right eye
"My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tell you."
English educator, scholar
"She had an unequaled gift of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities."
"Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned."
"A 'fact' merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
"One thing only has been lent to youth and age in commondiscontent."
"There's nineteen men livin' in my neighborhood
eighteen of them are fools and the one ain't no doggone good."
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river."
"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him."
"You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy." *
US mathematician, professor
"I've been living more than 150 lives, totally different women."
"There'll always be some arrogant little brat who wants to make music with a guitar. Rock'n'roll will never die."
English singer, songwriter (Rockpile)
"So I said to the taxi driver, 'King Arthur's Close.' He said, 'Don't worry, we'll lose him at the next set of lights'"
"Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent."
"Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it."
"The Ramones own the fountain of youth. Experiencing us is like having the fountain of youth."
US singer (Ramones)
"Some [Blacks] lack a real grasp of the bitter struggle that was waged to pry open the corporate doors. The 'buppies' harbor the illusion that their good fortune is solely attributable to their own brilliance and their superior qualifications."
Benjamin L. Hooks
US jurist, minister