"There is no middle course between the throne and the scaffold."
King Charles X
"The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff."
US Senator (MI)
"The atmosphere at the BBC was like going back to school; you have to behave yourself, and everything's got to be prim and proper."
English bassist, singer, songwriter
"In our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kindsthat which is their own and that which is false and dangerous."
Robert H. Jackson
US Supreme Court justice
"God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space."
Pope Pius XII
Italian religious leader
"When you have the intuition that there is something which is there, but out of the reach of your physical world, art and religion are the only means to get to it."
Guillermo del Toro
(not related to Benicio del Toro)
"A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short."
"The fundamental principle is that no battle, combat, or skirmish is to be fought unless it will be won."
"When I meet a beautiful girl, the first thing I say is 'will you marry me?'. The second thing I say is, 'how do you do?'"
US heir and socialite, married 13 times, to 11 women
"Why take a trip on acid when you can read the bible?"
P. J. Harvey
English singer, songwriter
(relationship with Nick Cave)
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
(daughter of Sigmund)
"A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery."
Clare Boothe Luce
US writer, Rep (CT), ambassador
(was married to Henry R. Luce)
"It's intoxicating for a man to be waited on. Combine this with very, very skillful sex, and that will get them."
"Me no Leica."
US theatre critic
, reviewing John Van Druten's "I Am a Camera"
"I was too tall and big-boned and never had good feet."
, on why he quit the ballet
"The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible."
US writer, critic
"The next great step of mankind is to step into the nature of his own mind."
"Poets are interested primarily in death and commas."