"Linnea: A plant of Lapland, lowly, insignificant, disregarded, flowering but for a brief spacefrom Linnaeus who resembles it."
Swedish botanist, zoologist
"Holland lies so low they're only saved by being dammed."
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."
(great-aunt of Bucky)
"Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts.' probably lost."
Mary Ashton Livermore
US social reformer
"You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."
"In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand."
"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."
"Stop looking at my teeth and look at my breasts."
, to fans at a 2004 concert
"Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move."
"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."
, on James Bond