"Whatever your advice, make it brief."
"Religion to me is science, and science is religion."
English mathematician, writer
(daughter of Lord Byron)
"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power."
Charles A. Beard
"Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties."
"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."
US martial artist, actor
"Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace."
"Our world is driven by our remarkable ability to carefully measure and divide units of time. In a reasonable sense, the invention of clocks has had a greater effect on our lives than the invention of wheels. You can invent wheels relatively easily, if you live where trees fall over."
US science guy
(also see Bill Nye the humorist)
"Ten ancient commandments lousing up the fun.
Along came prosperity, and then there was none."
"I believe only in art and failure."
"What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give."
P. D. James
(image from Salon)
"Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival."
English comic (Beyond the Fringe), opera director, actor, doctor