"Touch not the flute when drums are sounding around; when fools have the word, the wise will be silent."
Johann Gottfried von Herder
"The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds."
"One big vice in a man is apt to keep out a great many smaller ones."
"The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly."
"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)
"You can learn more by watching 'Let's Make a Deal' than you can by watching Walter Cronkite for a month."
Canadian TV game show host
"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
"Walk amongst the natives by day, but in your heart be Superman."
Israeli singer, bassist (Kiss)
"There's two kinds of musicheavy metal and all the crap they play on radio and show on MTV."
English singer (Judas Priest)
"With these vulgar fractions of the treble clef,
I wish you luck with a capital F."
(married to Diana Krall)
"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
(father of Miley Cyrus)
, on his hit "Achy Breaky Heart"
"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."
"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)