"Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish."
"There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom."
Andrew Bonar Law
British PM (37)
"Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb."
"A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it."
Hungarian biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
"Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder."
Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Canadian pop psychologist, writer
"I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow."
B. B. King
US blues guitarist, singer
"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost."
Robert H. Schuller
"Everyone said that if you want to be a real actor, go to New York. If you want to sell out, go to LA. And I thoughtI want to sell out!"
(sister of Meg Tilly)
"I used to get painful crushes on really unavailable guys."
US comic actor (SNL)
"I would like to be Maria, but there is Las Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity."
US diva (in the original sense of the word)
"I was a mod prince. It was the very beginnings of sequin rock and I had lots of clothes because my mother made them."
Marc "T Rex" Bolan
"The curious fascination in this job is the illusion that either you are being useful or you could beand that's so tempting."
US fashion editor, representative (NJ), diplomat
"The space age was upon us. Everyone was thinking about rockets and wondering if maybe we would find people up there. I still wonder if we will. People (heard the song) and imagined some kind of beings."
US actor, singer, songwriter
, on his song, "Flying Purple People Eater"
"If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic."