"Come, and trip it as you go
on the light fantastic toe."
, whence the phrase "trip the light fantastic" for dancing
"The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it."
("Appel à l'impartiale postérité (Appeal to the impartial posterity)")
"I didn't have any early struggles until now. They're just beginning."
"Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily."
US editor, activist
"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tiredyou quit when the gorilla is tired."
"If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread, he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor."
Dr. Christiaan Barnard
S. African surgeon
"He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades and he doesn't know the meaning of a lot of words."
US football coach
, on linebacker Reggie Herring
"Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that."
"I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all."
US singer, guitarist
"Boston's freeway system was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains."
"I never knew when I was going to leave. I might be walking over to a kid's house, then of all a sudden I would just stick out my thumb and hitchhike across three states."
Rickie Lee Jones
US singer songwriter
"It's incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business."
"I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf."
, once labeled "Queen of the Indies"
"Once you get to know me, you would know in a second that I am an East Coast girl. You can tell because I'm not flaky, and I will tell you how it is. I also walk faster than they walk in L.A."
"In an attempt to modernize its services, the Catholic church has introduced something new into communion. In addition to dispensing the host, priests will now also dispense a 'co-host,' which symbolizes the body of Mike Douglas."
US writer, actor (SNL)
(relationship with Anne Beatts)
"It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence."
Canadian Jeopardy host