"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."
"He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence."
"Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal."
"There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place."
"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
"I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away."
(sister of Jessica)
"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions."
"Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand."
US baseball player, coach
"It wasn't the way I looked at a man, it was the thought behind it."
"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)
"If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle."
Rita Mae Brown
"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
"Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly."
"The reason they call it 'golf' is that all the other four-letter words were used up."