"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."
"I have got the Arctic lure and will certainly go North again."
Louise Arner Boyd
("The Coast of Northeast Greenland, with Hydrographic Studies in the Greenland Sea")
(died near her birthday)
"A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it."
Hungarian biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
"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."
English singer (T. Rex)
("Get It On")
"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
("The Purple People Eater,"
, on "Flying Purple People Eater"
"I have never understood. I will never understand."
Virginia Hamilton Adair
("Ants on the Melon")
, on her husband's suicide
"My thing was to out-Sly Sly Stone. Sly was definitely sly, and his sound was new, his grooves were incredible, he borrowed a lot from rock. He caught the psychedelic thing. He was bad. I could match him, though, rhythm for rhythm, horn for horn."
("Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
"We need to expect to pay a price if we want to make our lives better, but more importantly, we need to expect to pay a price for just leaving things as they are."