"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
"Without humour you cannot run a sweetie-shop, let alone a nation."
"When the jig is up, there is no need for additional dancing."
Earl Derr Biggers
US writer (Charlie Chan)
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
US writer, psychologist
"Loneliness is the most terrible poverty."
Macedonian religious leader
"Generals who can write always make me nervous."
US newsman (Washington Post)
"My whole career has been devoted to keeping people from knowing me."
"The plural of anecdote is data."
US columnist, commentator
"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
"Yes, death is strong, but look you, the strongest, stronger is music than death."
(was married to Alma Schindler)
"Who told you I was a musician?"
"But in the next world I shan't be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments. I shall be being it."
Ralph Vaughan Williams
"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."
"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)
, on touring with 20 guys in a bus
"His mind was like a soup dish, wide and shallow; it could hold a small amount of nearly anything, but the slightest jarring spilled the soup into somebody's lap."
, on William Jennings Bryan
"No matter where you're going it's the wrong place."
"It was a cute picture. They used the basic story of Wuthering Heights and worked in surfriders."