"And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
Lift not thy hands to It for helpfor It
Rolls impotently on as Thou or I."
Persian writer, mathematician
("Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám")
"Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance."
Pope John Paul II
Polish religious leader
"I'd rather hit than have sex."
US baseball player
"The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry."
James Truslow Adams
("The Epic of America")
"If you get rid of a lot of the poseurs by destroying record companies, maybe it's a good trade-off."
US singer, songwriter, musician (Devo)
"You see I am very stupid. I don't understand or talk well. I take it easy every day. I am like an idiot. Be like this every day, and then you'll look young."
Hong Kong actor
("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon")
"I am constantly amazed by Tina Fey. And I am Tina Fey."
US comic, writer, actor (SNL)
"We're half the people; we should be half the Congress."
first female US Representative (MT)
"I've had a long career and I want to continue to have a long career. The way to do that is not to go away."
US singer (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog)
("Fell on Black Days")