"The only thing to prevent what's past is to put a stop to it before it happens."
Sir Boyle Roche
"I am not an educated man. I never had an opportunity to learn anything except how to fight."
"'Well of course, people are only human,' said Dudley to his brother, as they walked to the house behind the women. 'But it really does not seem much for them to be.'"
Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett
("Pastors and Masters")
"The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails."
Federico Garcia Lorca
Spanish writer, artist, pianist, composer
("The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife")
"The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by technology of yesterday."
Hungarian scientist (invented the hologram)
"If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years."
("On Native Grounds: An Interpretation of Modern American Prose Literature")
(died on his birthday)
"You know, I don't mind dying. The thing that pisses me off is that I won't get to be an old man. I was looking forward to that."
("12 O'Clock High")
"Paradise is exactly like where you are right now, only much, much better."
US performance artist
(was married to Lou Reed)
"Money never remains just coins and pieces of paper. Money can be translated into the beauty of living, a support in misfortune, an education, or future security. It also can be translated into a source of bitterness."
("How to Live Within Your Income")
"Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting thereor failing to get there."
US political columnist
("The Unfinished Country")