"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
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
Lord Bertrand Russell
(was married to Dora, Countess Russell)
"John is half-tyrant, half-revolutionary; half-saint, half-satan; half-possible, half-impossible; half-genius, half-Irish."
US film director
"Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul
When hot for certainties in this our life!"
"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
"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."
"Punk is the voice that shouts the loudest from the silence of inertia."
(married to Robert Fripp)
"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)
"The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness."
(was married to Carol Grace)
"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)