"We should take care to lay in a stock of provisions, but not of pleasures: these should be gathered day by day."
Ninon de l'Enclos
French writer, courtesan
("La Coquette Vengée (The Flirt Avenged)")
"Where there is no freedom, there is death and destruction."
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Turkish military and political leader
"I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it."
"You get somebody to crack a smile, that's a beautiful thing. So I think all comedians are earning their wings into heaven. We're all going to heaven, but everybody's not going to get their wings. Some people are just going to be regular angels. Doing cleanup, janitor work. In heaven, I'm going to sit on the couch with Oprah."
US comic, actor (SNL)
"Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today."
"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
("Kup: A Man, an Era, a City")
"I'm amazed people read this crap about usabout me most of all."
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