"Linnea: A plant of Lapland, lowly, insignificant, disregarded, flowering but for a brief spacefrom Linnaeus who resembles it."
Swedish botanist, zoologist
"Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis."
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
US businessman (GM)
("Adventures of a white collar man")
"Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts.' probably lost."
Mary Ashton Livermore
US social reformer
("What Shall We Do With Our Daughters? and Other Lectures")
"You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."
"It's like the Roman Empire. Wasn't everybody running around just covered with syphilis? And then it was destroyed by the volcano."
(sister of Jackie)
"In our judgement of homosexualitya symptom of degeneracy which could destroy our racewe must return to the guiding Nordic principle: extermination of the degenerates."
German Nazi, Gestapo head
"Sculpture is as free as the mind; as complex as life."
"You can't fix it. You can't make it go away. I don't know what you're going to do about it, but I know what I'm going to do about it. I'm just going to walk away from it. Maybe a small part of it will die if I'm not around feeding it anymore."
("Trip Trap: Haiku on the Road")
(stepfather of Huey Lewis)
"The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach."
("Pieces of You")
"A fellow from Texas can tell the difference between grass roots and AstroTurf."
US Representative (TX)
"I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy, and yet everybody knows he's a spy."
("A View to a Kill")
, on James Bond