"It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them."
"It is not impossible that the future belongs to this 'traumverwirrten Katzenjammerstil' (nightmarish hangover style), a future which we therefore do not envy."
, on Bruckner
"The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."
US comic, actor
"There are all kinds of rumors about me. And they're all true, every one of them. You can make some up if you want."
"throw in your lot
w/the gals & guys on the streets
write like you talk
talk like you sing
sing like you dance"
Diane di Prima
(child with Imamu Amiri Baraka)
"Play like the moon."
US bassist, composer
, advice to students
"I do not by any means believe the initiative, the referendum, and the recall are the panacea for all our political ills, yet they do give to the electorate the power of action when desired, and they do place in the hands of the people the means by which they may protect themselves."
US Governor, Senator (CA)
(Note: Johnson died of old age the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima)
"I've been travelling so much, I haven't had time to grow it."
US baseball player
, on his beard
"You can't go around the theatres handing out cards saying, 'It isn't my fault'. You go on to the next one."
"It's human nature. Twenty-six people love the movie, and the 27th person hates it, and the only thing you can think about is the 27th person."
M. Night Shyamalan
Indian writer, producer, director
"Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will."
Pope Paul VI
Italian religious leader
"Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie."
"The bastardized offspring of Italian baroque grafted onto the ostentatious whims of a Mughal despot."
, on the Taj Mahal
"Even Bach comes down to the basic suck, blow,
suck, suck, blow."
US harmonica player
"It's good to write programs occasionally, as long as you don't run them."
Edsger W. Dijkstra
Dutch computer scientist