"Buy old masters. They bring in better prices than young mistresses."
Canadian statesman, publisher
("Politicians and the Press")
"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
Theodore Martin Hesburgh
("The Theology of Catholic Action")
"I grew up without knowing anything about prejudice; my mother saw to that. If parents would keep prejudice and intolerance to themselves for one generation, we would have a different world."
"My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't."
US opera singer
"So that was a very defining point of that relationship."
Sir Ian McKellen
("Gods and Monsters")
, on his mother's death when he was 12
"I hate that word (cute). It's the most awful word in the language."
US actor (from Sebastopol, CA)
"Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person."
English singer, songwriter, guitarist (the Jam, the Style Council)
(also see Rick Buckler)
"I think there's such a thing as a performance gene. If it's in your DNA it needs to come out."
("Breakfast on Pluto")
"Give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery stillthe veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see."
("Portrait of Jennie")