"It seldom happens, I think, that a man has the civility to die when all the world wishes it."
Marie de Sevigne
"A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one."
J. Pierpont Morgan
"The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides."
Austrian pianist, composer
"What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?"
("Out of Africa")
"Madonna is the speedboat, and the rest of us are just the Go-Gos on water skis."
US singer, songwriter
"My Spanish is improving and I can now ask, 'Dónde Gucci?' ('Where is Gucci?'). I also can say, 'Tienes un Bentley?' ('Do you have a Bentley?')."
"The universe may
be as great as they say.
But it wouldn't be missed
if it didn't exist."
"I like to write a lot of satire."
US singer, guitarist, songwriter