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"The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task."
Indian spiritual leader
"Large parties given to very young children . . . foster the passions of vanity and envy, and produce a love of dress and display which is very repulsive in the character of a child."
Susanna Strickland Moodie
English-Canadian pioneer, writer
"I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely."
(was married to Douglas Fairbanks)
"'For what we are about to receive,
Oh Lord 'tis Thee we thank,'
said the cannibal as he cut a slice
off the missionary's shank."
E. Y. Harburg
"My dear fellow, buggers can't be choosers."
Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra
China-born English writer
, on his marriage to a 'plain' girl
Actress: "I enjoyed your book. Who wrote it for you?"
: "I'm so glad you liked it. Who read it to you?"
"Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles."
Norwegian skater, actress
"My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled, I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic?"
US First Lady (39)
(was married to Gerald Ford; see other US First Ladies)
"Come to think of it, just about every tool was shaped like either a weenie or a pistol, depending on your point of view."
"He was like a real dad, you know. We used to sit down with guitars and mess around."
English singer, songwriter
, on his dad John
"Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with."
(sister of Rosanna and David; granddaughter of Clifford), on her marriage with Nicolas Cage
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."
General Omar Bradley
"Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating."
"Sometimes only poetry can say it. I think there's just this deeper language, and a way of putting your world back together again and breaking through barriers."
US singer, songwriter
"The Sex Pistols are like some contagious disease."