"What reason, like the careful ant, draws laboriously together, the wind of accident sometimes collects in a moment."
Friedrich von Schiller
"There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make."
Sir James M. Barrie
Scottish writer (Peter Pan)
"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."
Henry J. Kaiser
"Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges."
Thomas W. Higginson
US writer, military, political activist
"One could say you can't do any experiment which exceeds the lifetime of a Ph.D. student."
"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."
English writer, actor (Beyond the Fringe)
"One hell of an outlay for a very small return, with most of them."
English actor and parliament member
, on men
"My job is acting, and that is why I hate interviews or lectures, explaining myself to an audience."
(was married to Anouk Aimée)
"A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting."
(was married to Christie Brinkley)
"If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win."
US labor organizer
"It is only the amateur [gardener] like myself who becomes obsessed and rejoices with a sadistic pleasure in weeds that are big and bad enough to pull, and at last, almost forgetting the flowers altogether, turns into a Reformer."
Dame Freya Madeline Stark
French-born English writer
"Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers."
"Always be smarter than the people who hire you."
US singer, actor
"Have you ever thought, when something dreadful happens, 'a moment ago things were not like this, let it be then, not now....'? And then you try to remake then, but you know you can't. So you try to hold the moment quite still and not let it move on..."
"Madame Toussaud's will have my statue. I just hope they don't make me look like James Brown."
US singer, pianist, hall of famer