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Are often those of whom the noisy world
"In cases where every thing is understood, and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question."
"How can you eat anything with eyes?"
US cereal giant
"I have never met anyone who wasn't against war. Even Hitler and Mussolini were, according to themselves."
Sir David Low
"How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?"
P. T. Barnum
US entrepreneur, showman
, last words
"Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values."
"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain."
"The volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases."
US mayor (Oakland, CA), Governor (CA), 1976 presidential candidate
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."
US inventor, industrialist
"The worst thing that happened to me was when platforms went out of style."
US singer (Hall and Oates)
"Many years ago, ... many, MANY years ago... I brought up a boy, and I said to him, 'Son, if you ever become a writer, try to write a good part for your old man sometime.' Well, by cracky, that's what he did!"
(father of John, grandfather of Anjelica; died near his birthday)
"My skull, my eyes, my nose three times, my jaw, my shoulder, my chest, two fingers, a knee, everything from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet."
Chinese actor, acrobat, martial artist
, catalog of broken bones
"I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat."
"Never for a second did I think of myself as the sexiest guy in the world. When I was a kid, I thought I was the strongest man in the world. Then, the fastest runner and then the smartest person in the world. One by one my delusions got shut down. Now I just see myself as the lamest guy in the world."
US actor, singer (Tenacious D)