"The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership."
Percy Bysshe Shelley
(was married to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)
"One, two, three fourthus I sit and make notes and write little pieces for myself. It is to no purpose, just an old habit. I leak muted words. I am a dripping tap, one, two, three, four..."
"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other." *
"Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting someone else to do the work."
John G. Pollard
US Governor (VA)
"Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps."
Hans Christian Andersen
"All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song."
US bandleader, singer, trumpet player, jazz pioneer
"Eccentricity, to be socially acceptable, had still to have at least four or five generations of inbreeding behind it."
Sir Osbert Lancaster
English illustrator, gardener
"I can't sit through plays and musical theatre. I just want to run up onstage and mess up their hair and turn over the furniture."
Billy Bob Thornton
(was married to Angelina Jolie)
"I'm not Jesus Christ with a wrench, but I'm somebody with a wrench."
US friend of the quotemaster
(father of Isaac)
"Someday we may have as many followers as the harpsichord."
, on guitar players
"I've only got one wrinkle and I'm sitting on it."
French supercentenarian, longest recorded human lifespan
"If you're so concerned about f890ing privacy, don't become a f890ing actor!"