"I am, indeed, a king, for I know how to rule myself."
"Poets that lasting marble seek
Must carve in Latin or in Greek."
("Song (Go, Lovely Rose)")
"So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. `What! no soap?' So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber."
English actor, playwright
"Something must be left to chance; nothing is sure in a sea fight beyond all others."
English naval commander
"Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age."
"I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one."
US advertising maven
("Tony the Tiger")
"Walt said that I knew about colors that he had never heard of before."
US artist (Disney)
"Rock'n'roll is so great that everyone in the world should think it's the greatest thing that's happening. If they don't, they're turds."
US singer (Cramps)
("Tear it Up")
(was married to Poison Ivy Rorschach)
"We wanted to be the biggest cult heroes in the world, to be millionaires, to be brilliant, and to be total bastards."
Welsh singer (Teardrop Explodes)
"It's like what Yogi saidwhat did Yogi say?"
US baseball player (White Sox)
"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."
US senator (SD) and presidential candidate
"Pick your fights. Donít duck Ďem, but donít fight second-rate opponents."
US newsman (Washington Post)
("A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures")