"That which is not just is not law."
William Lloyd Garrison
US abolitionist, suffragist, and writer
("Thoughts on African Colonization; or an Impartial Exhibition of the Doctrines, Principles, and Purposes of the American Colonization Society")
"We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves."
English mathematician, writer
(daughter of Lord Byron)
"A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it."
Scottish writer, minister
"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."
"On a sofa upholstered in panther skin
Mona did researches in original sin."
S. African-English writer
"I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham."
("Road to Singapore")
, just glamour without the 'g,'
on working with Hope and Crosby in the "Road" movies
"Happiness is a Chinese meal; sorrow is a nourishment forever."
("Cool, Calm, and Collected: Poems 1960-2000")
"One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to come up to you and show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the Jack of Spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not bet this man, for as sure as you are standing there, you are going to end up with an earful of cider."
("The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown")
"It's not like being in a band is all that fun or anything."
US musician (Dinosaur, Jr.)
"October is a fine and dangerous season in America... a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful."
("The Seven Storey Mountain")
"My girlfriend still doesn't know why her sweaters are always stretched out."
US director, writer
("Glen or Glenda")
"I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven."
Russia-born US violinist
("Paganini Caprice No. 24")
"God don't like complaints."
Canadian bassist (The Band)
"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and stupid enough to think it's important."
US senator (MN), presidential candidate
"Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood."