"One must choose in life between boredom and suffering."
Germaine de Stael
"He appears to have been called 'The Little Giant' more because he was little than because he was a giant."
, on Stephen A. Douglas
"The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book."
"California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see,
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot If you ain't got the do re mi."
US singer, songwriter
(father of Arlo)
"Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying."
Swedish film director
"The perfect lover is one who turns into a pizza at 4:00 A.M."
"I can't imagine rock stars in politics. I mean, they crack now under just a little pressure."
US model, groupie
(mother of Liv Tyler with
"I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."