"He who has gold makes and accomplishes whatever he wishes in the world and finally uses it to send souls to paradise."
"In the year of 1657 I discovered very small living creatures in rain water."
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
"The general application of the transistor in radio and television is far in the future."
Dr. Lee deForest
, in 1952
"Loneliness is the most terrible poverty."
Macedonian religious leader
"Generals who can write always make me nervous."
US newsman (Washington Post)
("A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures")
"The plural of anecdote is data."
US columnist, commentator
("The Good News is, the Bad News is Wrong")
"It was not so very long ago that people thought that semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and microchips were very, very small snack foods."
US Rep (NY); 1984 Vice Presidential Candidate
"Gentlemen prefer bonds."
US lawyer, judge, banker, Secretary of Treasury
"What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public."
("Lessons in Living from the Stone Age")
"Any girl would go insane by the end of that. But it was at the point where I actually found myself liking 'Happy Gilmore' that I recognized the total decline of my intelligence and emotional well-being."
Scottish singer (Garbage)
("Only Happy When It Rains")
, on touring with 20 guys in a bus
"It was a cute picture. They used the basic story of Wuthering Heights and worked in surfriders."
("The Odd Couple")