"Touch not the flute when drums are sounding around; when fools have the word, the wise will be silent."
Johann Gottfried von Herder
("Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind")
"The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly."
("On the Various Forces in Nature")
(same dates as Paul Muni)
"Flattery must be pretty thick before anybody objects to it."
("The Business of Life")
"Women aren't as mere as they used to be."
"Sure, I look like a white man. But my heart is as black as anyone's here."
US Governor (AL)
"Here stands before you a Negro woman, raised in Harlem, who went on to become a tennis player... and finally wind up being a world champion, in fact, the first black woman champion of this world."
US tennis player
"Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum."
"Man, I love that song. I think about it at least once a day."
Billy Ray Cyrus
, on his hit "Achy Breaky Heart"
(father of Miley Cyrus)
"I don't want to be a star. If you have to label me anything, I'm an actorI guess. A journeyman actor. I think 'star' is what you call actors who can't act."
("The Story of Louis Pasteur")
(same dates as Michael Faraday)
"I've looked in the mirror every day for 20 years. It's the same face."
"My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy."
(married to Ryan Reynolds)