"Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so:
Some said, It might do good; others said, no."
English writer, minister
Apology, The Pilgrim's Progress
"Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry."
"If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men."
Dr. Maria Montessori
"God granted me the privilege of knowing the brilliant works of our time before they left the hands of their creators. And if I was allowed to assist these knights for a while, then my existence is justified and blessed!"
Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel
(was married to Gustav Mahler,
Walter Gropius, and
had affairs with Oskar Kokoschka,
Gustav Klimt, Arnold Schoenberg, Gerhart Hauptman, Alban Berg,
Enrico Caruso, Alexander Zemlinksy, Johannes Hollnsteiner, among others)
"I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing isI could be just as proud for half the money."
"I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing."
"You don't have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman."
"Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag."
"There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain."
"I am driven, even though I don't drive."
"It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor."
"In my opinion, everything, every shape, every bit of natural form, animals, people, pebbles, shells, anything you like are all things that can help you to make a sculpture."
"The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper,
set the clouds
to one great roof of flame
above the earth."
"Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating."
US jazz great
"If, as some of them say, we were exciting fans to the point of violence then surely the law would have been on to us. No performer wants that and nothing of the kind was ever intended. We're a new act with a new way of presenting our material. Sure it's different from, for instance, the Bachelors, just as Presley was never expected to present his numbers in the style of Sinatra."
English singer (the Move)
"He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed."
Sir David Frost
English TV personality