"When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food."
"Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal."
US founding father
"When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly, I think any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it."
Henry David Thoreau
"One finger in the throat and one in the rectum makes a good diagnostician."
Sir William Osler
"Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought, if possible, to forgive, but at all events to forget at once."
"You press the button, we do the rest."
, on his invention, the Kodak roll-film camera
"A couple of aspirates."
F. E. Smith
, prescription for J. H. Thomas, complaining of 'an 'ell of an 'eadache.'
"There's only one way to succeed in this business. Step on those guys. Gouge their eyes out. Trample on them. Kick them in the balls. You'll be a smash."
Louis B. Mayer
Ukraine-born US producer
"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."
R. Buckminster Fuller
US engineer, architect
(great-nephew of Margaret)
"I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank?"
US comic actor, "Mr. Television"
"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe."
"The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable."
"Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them."
US comic, actor, serial rapist
"Your wealth can be stolen, but the precious riches buried deep in your soul cannot."
(mother of Maya Rudolph)
"I was under the false impression that I could sing in high school, so I did a lot of musical stuff. I can't sing or dance, so that was entertaining for everyone."
"I believe that you cannot go any further than you can think. I certainly believe if you don't desire a thing, you will never get it."
"Mother" Charleszetta Waddles
US preacher, activist