"To retire is to begin to die."
"I am not an Economist. I am an honest man!" *
"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals."
Sir William Osler
"The only bad thing about Spokane is that there's nothing to do after 10 in the morning."
"Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems."
Rainer Maria Rilke
"A hypocrite is a person who... but who isn't?"
US writer, cartoonist
("Hermione and Her Little Group of Serious Thinkers")
"I've been very fortunateyou only can do what you're offered, you know?"
(father of Angelina Jolie)
"I love to play; a stage is a safe place for me to be. It's not that way for most folks, but I'd be lost without it."
Canadian bassist (The Band)
"Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs."
(relationship with Mick Jagger)
"I don't have a bank account, because I don't know my mother's maiden name."
"The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none."
"Half of this award should go to my wigs."
, on receiving a BAFTA award for "Pride and Prejudice"
"My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing."
"The awkward part about an orgy is that afterwards you're not too sure who to thank."
English comic, writer
("Crying with Laughter: My Life Story")
(relationship with Diana Dors)
"Freedom is the handle on the bucket of your soul, the image of illusion in the goldfish of your bowl, the shampoo of perfection in the bathroom of your dreams, freedom is the universe and everything it seems, oh yes, we are the slaves of freedom."
English actor, musician (Bonzo Dog Band, Rutles)