"All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown."
"There are three sexesmen, women, and clergymen."
"For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap."
"Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors."
Stephen A. Douglas
US Senator (IL)
"His Majesty does not know what the band has just played, but it is never to be played again."
King George V
, on Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
"The subject itself is of no account; what matters is the way it is presented."
"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on."
"Sex is currency. What's the use of being beautiful if you can't profit from it?" *
Lili St. Cyr
US actor and clothing line
"In the fight between you and the world, back the world."
"Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine,
Jiggling yr knees blankeyed in the rain,
When it snows in yr nose you catch cold in yr brain."
"A Druid in training must be a bard before he is a priest, for music is one of the keys to the laws of the universe."
Marion Zimmer Bradley
"No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start."
"When I heard him, I thought, if he can do that and get away with it, I can do it too."
English singer/songwriter (Mott the Hoople)
, on Sonny Bono
"We should try to bring to any power what we have as women. We will destroy it all if we try to imitate that absolutely unfeeling, driving ambition that we have seen coming at us across the desk."
(was married to George C. Scott;
mother with Scott of Campbell Scott)
"Maybe the words that I say
is just another way to pray."
"Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin."
US singer, bassist
"There's nothing that's more unfair or unjust than people using their power to try to make other people feel small, to tell them who they are or what they are capable of, to say their identity doesn't belong."
US teacher, first lady (53)
(wife of Joe Biden)
"We have only one person to blame, and that's each other."
Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers)
, on who started a brawl during Stanley Cup playoffs
"It often happens that I wake at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the pope!"
Pope John XXIII
"The erogenous zone is always shifting, and it is the business of fashion to pursue it, without ever catching it up."
English fashion designer, critic
"If one permits an infidel to continue in his role as a corrupter of the earth, his moral suffering will be all the worse. If one kills the infidel, and this stops him from perpetrating his misdeeds, his death will be a blessing to him."
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Irani religious leader
"For those who missed it the first time, this is your golden opportunity; you can miss it again." *
"Russia scares methe people on the buses are so serious they look like they're going to the electric chair."
"Probably the best thing that ever happened to me was going nuts. Who ever heard of Jimmy Piersall until that happened?"
US baseball player