"If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot."
English writer, minister
("The Pilgrim's Progress")
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."
("The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches")
"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking."
US journalist, critic
"Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine."
US philosopher, professor
"Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand."
US baseball player, coach
"We're labeling it 'soul bubblegum.'"
US Motown Records founder
, on the Jackson 5
"If you want the government off your back, get your hands out of its pockets."
US Senator (CO) and presidential candidate (1988)
"I can't believe it's not air."
US bandleader, actor (SNL)
, on Los Angeles
"There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery."
"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread."
"The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom."
US comic actor
"It's very expensive to be me. It's terrible the things I have to do to be me."
Anna Nicole Smith
US stripper, playmate, golddigger
"The reason they call it 'golf' is that all the other four-letter words were used up."