"No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going."
Lord Oliver Cromwell
English Lord Protector
"It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man."
("The Immense Journey")
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance."
e. e. cummings
u. s. poet
"The Mars research has advanced my life in no capacity. How has it helped your life? Looks like Arizona, tastes like chicken. Billions of dollars. I think we should just blow it up and sniff it as it drifts past."
(son of Martin Sheen,
brother of Emilio Estevez,
was married to Denise Richards)
"Individual commitment to a group effortthat is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
US football coach
"I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries."
US film director
("It Happened One Night")
"I'm happy to say I licked the big C. And I beat cancer."
("Cancer on Five Dollars a Day* (*chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life")