"I haven't touched a drop of alcohol since the invention of the funnel."
Irish-American actor, writer
(brother of Frank McCourt)
"For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most."
English social reformer
"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti."
"Politics is very much like taxeseverybody is against them, or everybody is for them as long as they don't apply to him."
Fiorello La Guardia
US mayor (NYC)
"I do not think of a symphony only as music in this or that number of bars, but rather as an expression of a spiritual creed, a phase in one's inner life."
"What you might see as depravity is, to me, just another aspect of the human condition."
(daughter of Dario Argento)
"A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems."
"None of my 'clients'not Eichmann, not Stangl, not Mengele, and not even Hitler or Stalinwas born a criminal. Somebody had to teach them to hate: maybe the society, maybe the politics, maybe just a Jewish prostitute."