"'Tis not the meat, but 'tis the appetite
Makes eating a delight."
Sir John Suckling
English writer; also invented Cribbage
("Ballade upon a Wedding")
"'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.'"
("Cato, a Tragedy")
"To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion."
Duke of Wellington, Irish-born English army commander,
Prime Minister (21)
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."
Dr. David Livingstone
Scottish missionary, explorer
"Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth-decay in His divine system of creation?"
"I don't know where my songs come from... If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane."
"Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character."
Paul Joseph Goebbels
"To be a judge you don't have to know about books, you have to be skilled at picking shrapnel out of your head."
English model, actor, writer
"Yes, we have two sons."
Sir Harold Nicolson
Iran-born English writer
("Portrait of a Diplomatist: Being the Life of Sir Arthur Nicolson, First Lord Carnock, and a Study of the Origins of the Great War")
, on whether he and his wife had ever collaborated on anything
(husband of Vita Sackville-West,
father of Nigel Nicolson)
"[Being in the band is] like being married with four people you never even wanted to date."
US bassist, singer (Smashing Pumpkins)
"Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art."
"We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules."
US baseball manager