"All children are essentially criminal."
French philosopher, encyclopedist
"The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity."
"Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."
"What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?"
"If there's a pileup, they'll have to give some of the players artificial insemination."
US sports announcer
, announcing for the AFL all-star game on a flooded field
"And tell me, does your husband have big balls?"
Lynne Reid Banks
, to wife of Swedish ambassador to England, referring to social events
"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
French writer, adventurer
"Well, it will be a papery object with pages inside."
J. K. Rowling
, on the next Harry Potter book
"To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature."
"If there is a technological advance without a social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery."
"We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them?"
"The reason kids like rock 'n roll is their parents don't."
US bandleader, A&R director
"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
(was married to William Friedkin)
"Directors do not improve with age."
English film director