"We may lay down a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people."
"People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do."
US Senator (MI)
"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."
Russian composer, conductor
"I don't use drugs; my dreams are frightening enough."
M. C. Escher
"Education is a danger... At best an education which produces useful coolies for us is admissible. Every educated person is a future enemy."
German Nazi official
"He certainly doesn't publicize it now, but in the 1950s, John Wayne was one of the biggest Hollywood supporters, financially, of the Ku Klux Klan."
"There is a correlation between the creative and the screwball. So we must suffer the screwball gladly."
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
US diplomat, educator
"I expect that all of us get pretty much what we deserve of appreciation."
A. C. Benson
(brother of E. F. Benson)
"Once you give every person the right to live in freedom, peace, and dignity, a lot of the problems we see today are going to evaporate."
Egyptian director, International Atomic Energy Agency
"You can't trust anybody with power."
US Rep (GA), House Speaker (104 and 105)
"The trouble is that many MPs never see the London that exists beyond the wine bars and brothels of Westminster."
English mayor (London)
"I enjoy getting people angry and getting underneath their skin, especially people who don't think."
US singer (Dead Kennedys), spoken-word performer
"A bookshop is a powder-magazine, a dynamite-shed, a drugstore of poisons, a bar of intoxicants, a den of opiates, an island of sirens."
John Cowper Powys