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"Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition."
"Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers."
Sir Joshua Reynolds
"I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters."
"Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics."
Carl Friedrich Gauss
"To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships."
W. E. B. du Bois
"Say anything you like, but don't say that I 'like' to work. That sounds like Mary Pickford, that prissy bitch. Just say I like to pinch babies and twist their legs. And get drunk."
"One of the drawbacks of fame is that one can never escape from it."
Dame Nellie Melba
Australian opera singer
"Her heart was in the right place, but her head wasn't."
(son of Henry, brother of Jane, father of Bridget)
, on Jane's controversial trip to North Vietnam
"I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues."
"Intelligence is nothing without delight."
"When my Azzedine jacket from 1987 died, I wrapped it up in a box, attached a note saying where it came from and took it to the Salvation Army. It was a big loss."
"If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again!"
English comic, actor
(also see Oliver Hardy)
"Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it."
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
Scottish veterinarian, writer
"Murder is a crime. Describing murder is not. Sex is not a crime. Describing sex is."