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"To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves."
"There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil."
"The joy I felt as the prospect before me of being the instrument destined to take away from the world one of its greatest calamities [smallpox] was so excessive that I found myself in a kind of reverie."
"I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul."
General Douglas MacArthur
"Imagine the ball has little legs, and chop them off."
Sir Henry Cotton
"The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is outgrossing my films."
(was married to Joanne Woodward)
"You wouldn't ask Rodin to make an ugly sculpture, or me to make a film with an ugly woman. That's my style, that's my nature."
(was married to Brigitte Bardot; also see Jane Fonda)
"Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?"
"How do you catch a knuckleball? You wait until it stops rolling, then go pick it up."
US baseball player
"What this country needs is more unemployed politicians."
"Masturbation is the thinking man's television."
"Without Christian education, without the principles of Christ inculcated into young life, we are simply rearing pagans."
Scottish-US religious leader
"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is."
US comic actor
(was partner of Anne Heche)
"Long tresses down to the floor can be beautiful, if you have that, but learn to love what you have."
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."
Canadian hockey great
"I remember just before going onto the soundstage, I'd look in my dressing room mirror and stretch myself to my full 5'5" or 5'6"whatever it wasto make me appear taller and to make me able to dominate all the others and to mow them down with my size."
Edward G. Robinson
"We ask for nothing that is not right, and herein lies the great power of our demand."
US actor, singer, activist
"In a crisis, don't hide behind anything or anybody. They're going to find you anyway."
US football coach
"The clock, not the steam engine, is the key machine of the modern industrial age."
"The truth is, I made a few good movies in the fifties, then went into freefall."
Puerto Rican actor
(was married to Uta Hagen, Rosemary Clooney twice, and two others)
"The real essence of art turned out to be not something high up and far offit was right inside my ordinary daily selfIf a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person."
Japanese violinist, teacher
"That's like the Queen Mary losing a deck chair."
US basketball coach
, on 300-lb center Geoff Crompton losing 15 lbs.
"Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes."
Murray J. Edelman