"God bless the King, I mean the Faith's Defender;
God blessno harm in blessingthe Pretender;
But who Pretender is, or who is King,
God bless us allthat's quite another thing."
"All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife."
"Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise."
"One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge."
Robert Staughton Lynd
("Middletown: A Study in Contemporary American Culture")
"Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy."
Pope Paul VI
Italian religious leader
"Would you get your dog up in the morning and give him a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a doughnut?"
US exercise maven
"I didn't choose a word or anything. I just wrote the song until it stopped."
US singer, songwriter
"Surely the vogue of those twisted and contorted human figures must be as short as it is artificial."
("Dance of the Seasons")
, on the work of Henri Matisse
"I've never been cast as a mistress. I'm the girl men marry, not the girl they have affairs with."
Mary Beth Hurt
(was married to William Hurt)
"They found me basically dead, not breathing, with the gearshift through my chest, and of all the people I'd known and played with, David [Bowie] was the only one who came to the hospital during all that time."
US bassist (Utopia, Stooges, Tin Machine)
(son of Soupy Sales)
"To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood."
Spanish philosopher, writer
("The Realms of Being")
"What is good for the country is good for General Motors, and what's good for General Motors is good for the country."
Charles E. Wilson
US corporate president (General Motors)
, largest maker of armaments during WWII
"If you're sitting in that audience ready to fight me from the very beginning, I'm going to have a hard time getting to you. But if you've got a heart at all, I'm going to get it."
("My Favorite Things")
"One does not export democracy in an armored vehicle."
French President (22)