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"The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing."
German religious reformer
"If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."
"Russia has two generals in whom she can confideGenerals Janvier and Fevrier [January and February]."
Tsar Nicholas I
"No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you."
"The Brando school are grabbers, not lovers. If it wasn't that the script says they get the girl, they wouldn't."
"The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens."
US Presidential candidate
"Words make love with one another."
French surrealist writer
"It is somethingit can be everythingto have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while the drinking and boasting and reciting and fighting go on below."
US writer, teacher
"This paper gives wrong solutions to trivial problems. The basic error, however, is not new."
, from Mathematical Reviews 12, p. 561.
"The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."
"Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
Helen Gurley Brown
"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruitand man is his own gardener."
"In Mexico, an air conditioner is called a 'politician,' because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well."
"Bryn Mawr had done what a four-year dose of liberal education was designed to do: unfit her for eighty per cent of useful work of the world."
"What I like about masturbation is that you don't have to talk afterwards."
"The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot."
"I think the measure of your success to a certain extent will be the amount of things written about you that aren't true."
"It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters."
, on her "Wheel of Fortune" job
"There were certain perceptions that people had of me, you know...'He's dumb,' or 'he's just got a pretty face,' or 'he's a thug,' or 'he can only do one thing.' I'm not so concerned with that now. Longevity's what it's about."
"I don't care if he's purple, as long as he can rap!"
US rap mogul
, on Eminem
"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true."
J. Robert Oppenheimer
"I've only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better."
"You go back to the start of time. One cave guy was fighting another cave guy because his club was bigger than his or his woman had longer hair. That’s competition."
US NASCAR driver