"They improvidentially piped growing volumes of sewage into the sea, the healing virtues of which were advertised on every railway station."
British PM (37)
"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."
"Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious."
Chinese communist leader
"Haldeman is the only man in America in this generation who let his hair grow for a courtroom appearance."
"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
("The Illustrated Man")
"Men who are insecure about their masculinity often challenge me to fights."
, on her role in "the Avengers"
"Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs."
US singer, songwriter
"I hope more than a handful of you would like to buy me a beer afterwards."
US singer (Alice in Chains)
("I Stay Away")
"I always say I want to look haunted."
US comic actor (SNL)
"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them."
("The Ascent of Man")
"All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad, or peculiar."
("Goodbye and Good Luck")