"Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all."
Alexander the Great
Greek military leader
"The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical."
"You Moon! Have you done something wrong in heaven,
That God has hidden your face?"
"There once was a girl of Lahore,
The same shape behind as before;
As no one knew where
To offer a chair,
She had to sit down on the floor."
William Cosmo Monkhouse
"The highest duty is to respect authority."
Pope Leo XIII
Italian religious leader
"Life's more amusing than we thought."
"Well, we knocked the bastard off!"
Sir Edmund Hillary
New Zealander explorer
, on climbing Everest
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
, last words
"He may be dead; or he may be teaching English."
"The only time a woman can really succeed in changing a man is when he is a baby."
"I hope there's a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there's one good scandal left in me yet."
Dame Diana Rigg
"Everything changes but the avant garde."
"What we're interested in, man, is compassion and healing... I'm not about show business, man. I'm not entertainment."
"Led Zeppelin is just a bunch of stupid idiots who wrote cool riffs."
US singer (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog)
"If there's another f890ing show or movie about New York and everyone's white I'm gonna f890ing die. That is so unacceptable."
(was married to Alexander Payne)
"It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."
US martial artist, actor
Tammy Faye Bakker: "...and now we're down to our last $37,000."
Interviewer: "But just last week you said you were down to your last $50,000; what happened to $13,000 since then?"
Tammy Faye Bakker: "Uh...um...I don't know."
US trailer trash, charlatan, televangelist
(was married to Jim Bakker)