"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."
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."
John Maynard Keynes
English mathematician, economist
"'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
"The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers."
"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
"Every sin is the result of collaboration."
"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)
"Turn up the lights, I don't want to go home in the dark."
, last words?
"If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years."
(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."
"I am a Gray who is very afraid of dyeing."
, on why he won't use a hair dye product
"Paradise is exactly like where you are right now, only much, much better."
US performance artist
(was married to Lou Reed)
"No one but a fool is always right."
Sir David Hare
"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."
"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
"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it."